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Temporal Gazetteer

The Temporal Gazetteer (TGAZ) is a search engine and machine-readable API for historical placenames.  Built upon toponymic databases of historical placenames from the China Historical GIS, the Toponimika - Historical Gazetteer of Russia, and the Gazetteer of Historical Monasteries in Greater Tibet, the TGAZ system architecture provides a method for integrating historical plac

Geologic Mapping Support

CGA provided data conversion and acquisition support to aid geologic mapping efforts in northern Alaska.

Introduction to Global Positioning Systems

The CGA presented a guest lecture and demo on Global Positioning Systems to the Students of GOV 1008.

Whale Watch Story Map

For our 2015 CGA staff outing we went on a whale watch out of Boston Harbor.  Here is a story map with geotagged photos and our GPS route.

Rusian Genealogy Map

The Rusian Genealogy Map is an attempt to render visually the dynastic connections made between the ruling family of Rus’ (the Volodimerovichi) and the rest of medieval European royalty in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. The information represented on the map comes from the Rusian Genealogical Database ( compiled by Christian Raffensperger, with technical assistance by David J. Birnbaum. Both projects highlight the extreme interconnectivity of Rus’ with the rest of medieval Europe and are part of a larger goal of reimagining medieval Europe.

The Chinese Late Ming Dynasty Courier Route System

The Chinese Late Ming Dynasty Courier Route System application calculates the total distance between postal stations, the number of postal stations visited, and the number of counties (circa 1911) that were crossed. You can select postal stations from the pull-down menu or pick them by clicking on the map. Click the gear icon  to calculate a new route and the trash icon to clear an existing route.

Global Data Harmonization

For research about changes in the natural environment’s effect on international conflict, we created a global framework with which hazard value rasters could be mapped in a per-country basis.

Geospatial Support for ChinaX

To enhance the course materials presented in ChinaX (A MOOC on HarvardX), the CGA is creating a comprehensive series of maps and compiling a wide range of geospatial data.

Sendai Earthquake Map

Maps showing the impact of the Sendai Earthquake were developed for Prof. Andrew Gordon's A Modern History of Japan, 3rd Edition.  (Oxford Press, 2014).      Data was developed for the Daishinsai Archive and JapanMap.

Rwanda Genocide Memorials

This interactive website is in support of a multi-year project on genocide memorials in Rwanda. By showcasing original geographic, ideographic, and photographic data collected in the field, the website provides a fascinating glimpse into the ongoing project, and affords a heretofore unavailable, GIS-aided perspective on the spatial dimensions of memory in the wake of collective violence.


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