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!

Gazetteer of Sixteenth Century Florence

Where: Florence


Where: Europe

Geocoded Art

Geocoded Art uses digital map technology to add context to fine art, and uses fine art to illuminate geography. The growing collection principally contains public domain images of oil paintings, and each must be a recognizable depiction of specific location (not just "Tuscan countryside")

Where: Global


Geography of the Post

This visualization maps the spread of the postal network on its western periphery by charting the opening and closing of more than 14,000 post offices west of the hundredth meridian. It allows the user to visualize the shape of the network for any period of time and how those patterns changed over the course of the century.


Geospatial Data Guide (Asia)

NUS Libraries compiled a list of geospatial data sources for Asia, with an interactive interface, based on online websites and databases. The objective is to make it easier for researchers to know what data is available for a given keyword.

Currently we have around 400 records categorised based on 20+ keywords. All sources in this guide contain location-based data. Many of them are in ready-to-use GIS formats such as shapefiles. Other formats include tables or graphics of maps; you may convert them into GIS formats either by joining with existing shapefiles or by georeferencing.

This project was completed in 2015 and new links are added on an irregular basis, or based on user feedback. An automatic link checker is in place to check for broken links.

Where: Asia

German Traces NYC

Where: New York


Where: Hamburg


GlamMap is a geo-spatial visualization tool that allows users to visualize geo-referenced metadata of cultural heritage artifacts on an interactive, two-dimensional geographic map.

Where: Global

Global Middle Ages Project

Global Middle Ages Project (G-MAP) is an ambitious effort by an international collaboration of scholars to see the world whole, c. 500 to 1500 CE, to deliver the stories of lives, objects, and actions in dynamic relationship and change across deep time.

Where: Global

Going to the Show

Google Ancient Places