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!

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


Visualizing the temporal, geographic, and material aspects of ancient Mediterranean civilizations.

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.


German Traces NYC

The German presence in New York City. Available in three different flavours: for mobile phones, as web page and augmented reality application.

Where: New York


Mapping the Jewish history of Hamburg. In German; a useful resume in English can be found at

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

Mapping movie-going in North Carolina.

Google Ancient Places

Mining Google Books for Geographic data relating to Antiquity.


Great Britain Historical GIS / A Vision of Britain through Time

A comprehensive system integrating diverse geographical surveys of Britain, including the Census of Population, historical mapping, the largest online collection of historical British travel writing, and four historical descriptive gazetteers comprising over 90,000 entries. It is designed to make many kinds of information about a given place easily accessible to the general public; most parts of the underlying data can be downloaded from the site or via the UK Data Service.

Grub Street Project

Very interesting mapping of early modern London's literature and publishing using contemporary maps.

Where: London


Mapping the ancient Mediterranean via Herodotus.