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On the Cyberinfrastructure for GIS-Enabled Historiography

From a historian's perspective, the use of GIScience and technology in the study of history holds the promise of an integration of historical and geographic modes of analysis. The national geographic information systems (GIS) that provide extensive coverage of changes in administrative structures over time provide important support for GIS-enabled historiography. Other parts of the cyberinfrastructure necessary to support collaborative research in a digital environment are now beginning to emerge, but a world-historical gazetteer, an essential tool for linking historical data to mapped places, has yet to be developed.

Publication Date  June, 2013
Author(s)  Peter K. Bol
Space-Time Integration in Geography and GIScience, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Volume 103, Issue 5, 2013
Publication type  Articles