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The Great Britain Historical GIS: From maps to changing human geography.

Gregory, Ian N. and Bennett, C. and Gilham, V. L. and Southall, H. R. (2002) The Great Britain Historical GIS: From maps to changing human geography. Cartographic Journal, 39. pp. 37-49. ISSN 1743-2774

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Abstract

A major project is building a specifically historical GIS (Geographical Information System) for Britain, mapping the evolving human geography of the past two centuries. This system combines the changing boundaries of administrative units with a large database of historical statistics. This paper focuses on England and Wales, where work is most advanced, and examines the sources for the mapping work, how the GIS is built, the uses of the GIS to map past geographies, and the potential for using mid-nineteenth century boundaries for mapping much earlier sources including the Domesday Book.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Cartographic Journal
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GA Mathematical geography. Cartography
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > History
ID Code: 19855
Deposited By: Dr Ian Gregory
Deposited On: 17 Nov 2008 10:18
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:35
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/19855

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