HGIS data for Census Districts from the 1851 Census of the Canadas, Scholars GeoPortal

Teaching Historical GIS Online: The Geospatial Historian

As a Collaborator on the Canadian Historical GIS Partnership I had the opportunity to meet with many of the incredible Canadians who are using Geographic Information Systems to advance historical research and presentation in higher education. The mid-term meeting was held in Toronto, and it included scholars and practitioners from across the country (and the US, of course).…

PEI Land Use Chart, and Children Picking Potatoes, Albany c1930

Look to the Land: The People Behind the Data

Edge Effects, the excellent new blog produced by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Culture, History, and Environment, recently published a short article I wrote on digital humanities and environmental history. My post, Look to the Land: Visualizing Changes in Agriculture, discusses the importance of data visualizations in the humanities, and the importance of understanding long-run trends in our agricultural…

Historical aerial photos and landscapes, Prince Edward Island

PEI’s Changing Landscapes: HGIS Research Featured on Nature’s Past

My chapter on Prince Edward Island’s changing landscapes and land use (Top-down History) was featured in the latest episode of the Nature’s Past podcast today. This was a roundtable interview with Jennifer Bonnell, Marcel Fortin, John Lutz, and me. We discussed the changing role of historical Geographic Information Systems (HGIS) in academic research, and the role of…