HGIS Links

The Historical GIS world is changing quickly and the links below connect to this dynamic on-line community.

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  • 19th Century Caribbean Cholera TimeMap (website) (reviews page) John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute

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  • AddressingHistory (website) (reviews page) by EDINA at the University of Edinburgh and The National Library of Scotland
  • AfricaMap (website) (reviews page), Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University
  • American Panorama: An Atlas of United States History (website) (reviews page); Digital Scholarship Lab, University of Richmond
  • Animated Atlas of African History, 1879-2002 (website) (reviews page) by Nancy Jacobs and Rolando Penate, Brown University
  • Antiquity A-la-carte (website) (reviews page), Ancient World Mapping Center
  • A Place in History:  A Guide to Using GIS in Historical Research (website) (reviews page) on-line book by Ian Gregory
  • The Archaeology of Greater London Online Map (website) (reviews page): MOLA
  • Atlas of Alberta Railways (website) (reviews page) University of Alberta Press
  • Atlas Cartografia Historica (website) (reviews page) by Luís Nuno Espinha da Silveira
  • The Atlas of Early Printing (website) (reviews page), University of Iowa
  • Atlas of Historical County Boundaries (website) (reviews page); The Newberry Library, Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture
  • Atlas of Literary Landscapes of Portugal (website) (reviews page); Interdisciplinary Project: LITESCAPE.PT
  • Atlas of Sources and Materials for History of Old Poland (website) (reviews page); Historical Geinformation Laboratory, KUL
  • Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States (website) (reviews page); University of Richmond

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  • Batanes Islands Cultural Atlas (website) (reviews page) Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative
  • Before the Mactaquac Headpond (website) (reviews page): by Larissa Holman
  • Beijing in Transition: A Historical GIS Study of Urban Cultures, 1912-1937 (website) (reviews page)
  • Berlin Besetzt: Illustrierte Karte zu Hausbesetzungen in Berlin (website) (reviews page)
  • Beyond Steel: An Archive of Lehigh Valley Industry and Culture (website) (reviews page) Lehigh University Digital Library
  • Bomb Sight: Mapping the WW2 Bomb Census (website) (reviews page) University of Portsmouth, The National Archives and JISC
  • Boundaries of Nature: Sixty Years of Landscape Change in the Iguacu National Park, Brazil (website) (reviews page); by Frederico Freitas, Peter Salazar, and Eli Berg
  • British Geological Survey Maps Portal (website) (reviews page): British Geological Survey

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  • Canadian Historical GIS Network (website) (reviews page): Organized by Marcel Fortin and Byron Moldofsky
  • Central & Western PEI, National Topographic System, 1944 (website) (reviews page); University of Toronto
  • Charles Booth Online Archive (website) (reviews page) London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Chico Historical GIS (website) (reviews page); Geography and Planning Department, California State University, Chico
  • Chile’s Aquaculture Industry, 1950-2000 (website) (reviews page); CESTA | Spatial History Project
  • China Dimensions (website) (reviews page) NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center, Center for International Earth Science Information Network at Columbia University
  • China Historical GIS (website) (reviews page) at Harvard University
  • Chinese Civilization in Time and Space (website) (reviews page): Academia Sinica
  • The City’s Currents: A History of Water in 20th-Century Bogotá (website) (reviews page) by Stefania Gallini, et.al.
  • Cleveland Historical (website) (reviews page): Cleveland State University Center for Public History and Digital Humanities
  • Cleveland Historic Maps (website) (reviews page): ESRI
  • Climate and Change: Making Sense of the Dustbowl Years on the Canadian Prairies (website) (reviews page) by George Colpitts, Bill Waiser, and Shannon Stunden Bower.
  • Colonial Despatches: The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871 (website) (reviews page): Humanities Computing and Media Centre, University of Victoria
  • Constructing Furniture City (website) (reviews page) by Brian Sarnacki
  • A Cutting-Edge Second Look at the Battle of Gettysburg (website) (reviews page) by Anne Kelly Knowles, et.al.

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  • David Rumsey Map Collection (website) (reviews page) by Cartography Associates
  • The Decolonial Atlas (website) (reviews page)
  • Dictionary of Sydney (website) (reviews page): City of Sydney and Other Partners
  • Digital Atlas of American Religion (website) (reviews page): The Polis Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Digital Atlas of Ancient and Medieval Civilizations (website) (reviews page): Harvard University
  • Digital Atlas of Indonesian History (website) (reviews page) by Robert Cribb
  • Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire (website) (reviews page); Johan Åhlfeldt, Lund University
  • Digital Atlas on the History of Europe since 1500 (website) (reviews page): Andreas Kunz, et. al.
  • Digital Augustan Rome (website) (reviews page): by David Gilman Romano
  • The Digital Gazetteer of the Song Dynasty (website) (reviews page): University of California, Merced
  • Digital Harlem: Everyday Life 1915-1930 (website) (reviews page): University of Sydney.
  • Digital HOLC Maps (website) (reviews page) by Brian Lehrer Show
  • The Disappearing West (website) (reviews page); Center for American Progress and Conservation Science Partners.
  • Documenting Cappadocia (website) (reviews page): by A.I. McMichael
  • Don River Valley Historical Mapping Project (website) (reviews page) by Jennifer Bonnell & Marcel Fortin, A member project of NiCHE in partnership with the University of Toronto Libraries
  • The Down Survey of Ireland (website) (reviews page): Irish Research Council; Trinity College Dublin
  • Driving Through Time: The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway (website) (reviews page): The University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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  • The Falmouth Project: Architecture and History (website) (reviews page): by Louis P. Nelson
  • The Fish Revolution 1400-1700 (website) (reviews page) by Poul Holm
  • Five Boroughs: Buidling Age NYC (website) (reviews page); bdon.org
  • The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe, 1769-1794: Mapping the Trade of the Societe Typographique de Neuchatel (website) (reviews page): University of Leeds

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  • A Genetic Atlas of Human Admixture History (website) (reviews page) by G. Hellenthal, et.al.
  • Geo Cart (website) (reviews page): American Society for Environmental History
  • Geodia (website) (reviews page): University of Texas Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services
  • Geographically-Integrated History: GIS for Historians and Historical Social Scientists (website) (reviews page): J.B. Owens, Idaho State University
  • Geography of the Post: U.S. Post Offices in the Nineteenth-Century West (website) (reviews page); Cameron Blevins and Jason Heppler
  • Geoportail (Roads and Cities of 18th Century France) (website) (reviews page): EHESS – Laboratoire de démographie et d’histoire sociale – Thèmes
  • Georgia’s Natural, Archaeological, and Historical Resources GIS (website) (reviews page); Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the University of Georgia
  • Geospatial Historian (website) (reviews page) by Jim Clifford, Josh MacFadyen, and Daniel Macfarlane
  • German Traces NYC (website) (reviews page): Goethe Institut
  • GIS and History page (website) (reviews page) at the University of Saskatchewan Library
  • Global Forest Watch Interactive Map (website) (reviews page): Global Forest Watch
  • Global Historical Admissions Map (website) (reviews page); CarbonBrief
  • Going to the Show: Mapping Moviegoing in North Carolina (website) (reviews page): UNC University Libraries, State Library of North Carolina, and Robert C. Allen
  • Google Ancient Places: Finding Ancient Mediterranean Places in Literature (website) (reviews page): by Elton Barker, et.al.
  • Govan: Scotland’s Melting Pot, 1891 (website) (reviews page): A History of Working Class Marriage, Centre for Gender History at the University of Glasgow
  • Great Britain Historical GIS (website) (reviews page) at University of Portsmouth
  • Greene Street Project: A Long History of a Short Block (website) (reviews page) by William Easterly, Laura Freschi, and Steven Pennings at the NYU Development Research Institute (DRI)
  • The Grub Street Project (website) (reviews page): Directed by Allison Muri, Digital Research Centre, University of Saskatchewan

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  • Hestia (website) (reviews page): by Elton Barker, Stefan Bouzarovski, Chris Pelling, and Leif Isaksen.
  • HGIS Germany (website) (reviews page) in Mainz, Germany
  • Hidden Patterns of the Civil War (website) (reviews page); Digital Scholarship Lab, University of Richmond
  • Historical Atlas of Canada Online Learning Project (website) (reviews page): University of Toronto
  • Historical Geography: Intellectual Disabilities in Australia (website) (reviews page); History Department, Sydney University
  • Historical GIS at UNC-Chapill Hill (website) (reviews page); University of North Carolina, Chapill Hill
  • Historical GIS Clearinghouse and Forum (website) (reviews page) from the Association of American Geographers
  • Historical GIS Lab (this website) (reviews) at the University of Saskatchewan
  • Historical GIS of Europe (website) (reviews page): Department of Geography and Sociology, University of Lleida
  • The Historical GIS Research Network (website) (reviews page); by Ian Gregory
  • Historical Maps Collection of Fredericton, NB (website) (reviews page); University of New Brunswick and the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick
  • Historical Maps of Nova Scotia (website) (reviews page) Nova Scotia Archives
  • Historical Maps of the Habsburg Empire (website) (reviews page); Oesterreichishes Staatsarchiv
  • Historical Maps of Toronto (website) (reviews page): by Nathan Ng
  • The Historical Urban Ecological GIS Data Portal (website) (reviews page); Center for Population Economics
  • The Historic Welland Canals: A Virtual Tour (website) (reviews page); James A. Gibson Library, Brock University
  • Homestead Nebraska: Network Analysis and Mapping of Nebraska Homesteads (website) (reviews page); University of Nebraska, Great Plains Art Museum
  • Hypercities (website) (reviews page); University of California Los Angeles, University of Southern California, The City University of New York and CUNY-Baruch College, Pilipino Workers’ Center, and Public Matters, Los Angeles

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  • imagineRio (website) (reviews page): Rice University Humanities Research Center.
  • The Imag(in)ing London Historical GIS Project (website) (reviews page) Human Environments Analysis Laboratory, Western University
  • Institute of Historical Research (website) (reviews page): University of London, School of Advanced Study
  • The Interactive Nolli Map Website (website) (reviews page); University of Oregon
  • The Invasion of America: How the United States took over an Eighth of the World (website) (reviews page); eHistory.org, Claudio Saunt

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  • Jim Clifford: An Environmental and Digital Historian of London and the British World (website) (reviews page); by Jim Clifford
  • Josh MacFadyen: Canadian, Environmental, and Digital History (website) (reviews page); by Josh MacFadyen

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  • Manchester’s LGBT History Mapped (website) (reviews page) by Manchester Evening News
  • The Map of Early Modern London (website) (reviews page); University of Victoria
  • Map of Our Work (website) (reviews page): Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
  • Mapping Audubon (website) (reviews page); by Erika L. Jenns
  • Mapping a Writer’s World: A Geographic Chronology of Willa Cather’s Life (website) (reviews page); Willa Cather Archive
  • Mapping Black Central Europe (website) (reviews page); University of Michigan
  • Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the American City (website) (reviews page); by Colin Gordon
  • The Mapping Dubliners Project (website) (reviews page); by Jasmine Mulliken
  • Mapping Du Bois (website) (reviews page); Project Director, Amy Hillier
  • Mapping Gothic France (website) (reviews page); Media Center for Art History, Columbia University
  • Mapping Historic Philadelphia: Recreating Life In America’s First City (website) (reviews page); by Paul Sivitz and Billy G. Smith
  • Mapping History (website) (reviews page); Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster and University of Oregon
  • Mapping Indigenous LA (website) (reviews page); UCLA American Indian Studies Center
  • Mapping IWW Campaigns, Strikes, Arrests, Persecution (website) (reviews page): IWW History Project, Mapping American Social Movements, University of Washington
  • Mapping John Glassco’s Memoirs of Montparnasse (website) (reviews page); by Anouk Lang
  • Mapping Medieval Chester: Place and Identity in an English Borderland City c.1200-1500 (website) (reviews page); Principal Investigator, Catherine Clarke, et.al.
  • Mapping Occupation: Force, Freedom and the Army in Reconstruction (website) (reviews page): University of Georgia.
  • Mapping Our Anzacs (website) (reviews page); National Archives of Australia
  • Mapping Population Change in Ireland 1841-1851: Quantitative Analysis Using Historical GIS (website) (reviews page); by Stewart Fotheringham, Mary Kelly, and Martin Charlton
  • Mapping Shakespeare’s London (website) (reviews page); King’s College London
  • Mapping St. Petersburg: Experiments in Literary Cartography (website) (reviews page); by Sarah J. Young and John Levin
  • Mapping Texts (website) (reviews page); Stanford University and University of North Texas
  • Mapping the Gulag: Russia’s Prison System from the 1930s to the Present (website) (reviews page); Economic and Social Research Council
  • Mapping the Jewish Communities of the Byzantine Empire (website) (reviews page); Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge
  • Mapping the Lakes: A Literary GIS (website) (reviews page); Department of English and Creative Writing, Bowland College, Lancaster University
  • Mapping the Medieval Urban Landscape: Edward I’s New Towns of England and Wales (website) (reviews page); by Steven Trick
  • Mapping the Moment: Performance Culture in Nottingham 1857-1867 (website) (reviews page); The University of Nottingham
  • Mapping the Republic of Letters (website) (reviews page); Stanford University
  • MCC Slave Voyage The Unity 1761-1763 (website) (reviews page): Zeeland Archives
  • Medieval Parks, Gardens and Designed Landscapes (website) (reviews page) by Spencer Gavin Smith
  • Montréal, l’avenir du passé (website) (reviews page) by Robert C.H. Sweeny.
  • Myths on Maps (website) (reviews page); University of Victoria
  • Master’s Program in Historical GIS (website) (reviews page) at Idaho State University

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  • Names in Brick & Stone: Histories from the University’s Built Landscape (website) (reviews page): University of North Carolina.
  • National Historical GIS (website) (reviews page) at University of Minnesota
  • National Library of Scotland: Explore Georeferenced Maps – 3D viewer (website) (reviews page); National Library of Scotland
  • National Park Maps (website) (reviews page) by Matt Holly
  • Native America Project: Indian Fur Trade and Trading Posts (website) (reviews page) by Geoff Mangum
  • The Negro Travelers’ Green Book (website) (reviews page); University of South Carolina

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  • Pelagios (website) (reviews page); Project Directors: Leif Isaksen, Elton Barker, and Rainer Simon
  • Philadelphia and Its People in Maps: The 1790s (website) (reviews page) by By Paul Sivitz and Billy G. Smith
  • PhilaPlace: Sharing Stories from the City of Neighborhoods (website) (reviews page); Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Department of Records, and PennDesign
  • Pittsburgh Historic Maps (website) (reviews page): ESRI
  • Placing Literature: Where Your Book Meets Map (website) (reviews page); Arts Council of Greater New Haven
  • Pleiades (website) (reviews page); Ancient World Mapping Center, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
  • POBEDITELI: Soldiers of the Great War (website) (reviews page) by Jan Cherniak and Jane Zavalishina et.al.
  • The Pollution Landscape, 1970—2000 (website) (reviews page) by Jason Heppler.
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  • Railroads and the Making of Modern America (website) (reviews page) by William G. Thomas III, Richard Healey, and Ian Cottingham, University of Nebraska Lincoln
  • REED: Records of Early English Dramas (website) (reviews page); Co-Directors, Sally-Beth MacLean and Alan Somerset
  • Regional Environmental History Atlas of South Central Ontario (website) (reviews page); Trent University 
  • Regnum Francorum Online (website) (reviews page); by Johan Ahlfeldt
  • The Reputed Plague Pits of London (website) (reviews page): Historic UK
  • reVilna: Vilnius Ghetto Project (website) (reviews page): reVilna and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
  • Routes of Sefarad: Network of Jewish Quarters in Spain (website) (reviews page); Museum of Jewish History

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  • Santas Around the World (website) (reviews page); Matt Artz
  • Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760-1761: A Cartographic Narrative (website) (reviews page); by Charles Warren
  • Smith Creek Watershed: Wetland Loss Viewer (website) (reviews page): University of Saskatchewa
  • Social Explorer (website) (reviews page) by Andrew Beveridge
  • The Soil Maps of Latin America & Caribbean Islands (website) (reviews page) European Commission-DG Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability
  • SOLO Map Search (website) (reviews page): University of Oxford
  • Spatial History Project (website) (reviews page) at Stanford University
  • The Spatial History Project: Holocaust Geographies (website) (reviews page); Anne Knowles, Albert Giordano, et al.
  • Spatial Humanities: A Project of the Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship (website) (reviews page); Scholar’s Lab, University of Virginia Library
  • Swag Diplomacy: Black Travel Memoirs (website) (reviews page) by Dr. Stephanie Y. Evans

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  • Ta’n Weji-sqalia’tiek: Mi’kmaw Place Names (website) (reviews page): Mi’kmaq-Nova Scotia-Canada Tripartite Forum, Culture and Heritage Committee
  • Toronto Historic Maps (website) (reviews page); ESRI
  • The Toronto Park Lot Project (website); (reviews page) by Wendy Smith
  • Tracks in Time: The Leeds Tithe Map Project (website) (reviews page); West Yorkshire Archive Service
  • Trading Consequences (website) (reviews page); York University, University of Edinburgh, University of St. Andrews
  • Trans Atlantic Slave Trade Visualization (website) (reviews page) by Matthew Burdumy and Adam Rothman

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  • The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War (website) (reviews page); by Edward L. Ayers
  • viHistory (website) (reviews page); Humanities Media and Computing Centre at the University of Victoria
  • A Vision of Britain Through Time (website) (reviews page); University of Portsmouth
  • Visualizing Early Washington DC (website) (reviews page); Imaging Research Center
  • Visualizing Emancipation (website) (reviews page); Digital Scholarship Lab, University of Richmond
  • Visualizing Urban Geographies (website) (reviews page); National Library of Scotland
  • Visualizing Venice (website) (reviews page); Founder, Caroline Bruzelius
  • Voting America: United States Politics, 1840-2008. (website) (reviews page); Digital Scholarship Lab, University of Richmond

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  • Walking Moraley’s Streets: Philadelphia (website) (reviews page) by Billy G. Smith
  • Walking Ulysses: Joyce’s Dublin Today (website) (reviews page); Boston College
  • Waterlines: Discover and Explore Seattle’s Past Landscapes (website) (reviews page); The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
  • Welikia (Historic Ecology of New York City) (website) (reviews page): Wildlife Conservation Society
  • West Ham Industry (website) (reviews page); by Jim Clifford
  • W. H. Pugsley Collection Of Early Canadian Maps (1556 to 1857) (website) (reviews page); Canadian GIS and Geomatics

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  • You Are Here: 80 Years of Canadian Geographic Maps (website) (reviews page): Canadian Geographic

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