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Basemaps for Native American Book

CGA created basemaps of the Northeastern U.S showing topography and hydrology for the researcher to overlay Native American village locations.

Adjuncated Properties in New Orleans

The CGA assisted in geocoding this dataset for a post hurricane Katrina study on adjuncated property distribution.

Drive-Time Matrix for Germany's Kreis (Counties)

This paper analyzed the reasons for the stubbornly low labor productivity in East Germany. Specifically, we distinguished between two main causes, namely worker characteristics (e.g. skills) vs. job characteristics (e.g. capital or infrastructure). We built a spatial labor market model that allows for commuting. If less favorable worker characteristics cause the low labor productivity in the East, then there will be no commuting, and the unemployment rate increases discontinuously at the former border.

Digitizing the Fall of the Roman Empire

DARMC Project website

From a general survey of the later Roman empire from ca. 250 to 700, the course "History 11111: The fall of Roman Empire" is shifting to an investigation of the question of the fall of the Roman Empire.

It will emphasize archaeology, primary written sources in translation, web-based resources, and the application of new natural scientific methods to historical and archaeological problems across the entire Roman world.

New York City Real Estate Analysis

A dataset provided by the New York City Housing Authority consisting of ~20,000 condominium addresses with sale dates and dollar amounts was geocoded. Dot density maps were made displaying the locations, sale amounts, and year sold for the properties (First map below).

Geocoding Historical KKK Addresses

Historical KKK addresses were geocoded in various cities to analyze clustering or proximity to certain landforms / features.

19th Century German Electoral Map Conversion

German electoral boundaries from a 19th Century map were converted to vectors, built into polygons, and attributed. These were used to visualize 19th Century German census voting patterns. Service provided for Daniel Ziblatt, FAS – Political Science.

Mapping the US Southeast Region during the Civil War

This project generated digital vector data sets from detailed paper map of the Confederate States.

The digitizing of the maps was performed by an outside vendor, East View.

The CGA managed the correspondence with the vendor and performed quality assurance and quality control reviews of the resulting digital vector files.

CGA staff also built a web-based application for query, viewing and basic analysis of this data set.

 

Modeling Population Distribution in Chinese History

Chinese population data go back 2000 years. The challenge was to distribute this population across the landscape in a manner that most likely reflects patterns of settlement, rather than assuming that population density within an administrative unit is uniformly distributed.

Digitization of Maps of Ife, Nigeria

The CGA assisted with the development of digital vector files based on detailed planimetric maps of Ife, Nigeria.

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