Humanities GIS Projects

This catalog was seeded from John Levin's Anterotesis DH GIS Projects list. We would like to improve the interface and functionality in 2016. Please contact us if you are able to help!

Colonial Dispatches

Digitizations of maps, many with added placename information, as part of a large archive on Vancouver Island and British Columbia.

Where: Canada

Cultural Atlas of Australia

An interactive digital map that explores Australian places and spaces as they are represented in and through films, novels, and plays.

Where: Australia

Danish Folklore

Bilingual (English / Danish) project mapping Danish folklore and Kristensen's investigations of it.

Where: Denmark

Danske Herregaarde

Map of Danish Manors, in Danish.

Where: Denmark


The Digitally Encoded Census Information and Mapping Archive, Decima studies Florence under the rule of Duke Cosimo I (1519-1574).

Where: Florence

Dictionary of Sydney

Important and ambitious attempt to annotate Sydney.

Where: Sydney

Digital Atlas of Indonesian History

Accompanying, and expanding upon, Robert Cribb's Historical Atlas of Indonesia (NIAS Press, 2000;

Where: Indonesia

Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilization

Comprehensive coverage of early Eurasian civilizations.

Where: Europe

Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire

Reusable digital map and gazetteer of the Ancient World.

Digital Atlas on the History of Europe since 1500

Bilingual (English / German) site, under construction but with many interesting static maps.

Where: Europe

Digital Augustan Rome

Beautiful as well as informative mapping of Ancient Rome.

Where: Europe

Digital Gazetteer of the Song Dynasty

Very impressive project on the (re)organizations of China during the Song epoch.

Where: China