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GIS Training Manual for Historians

For those of you who are curious about the use of geographic information systems (GIS) for historical research but who lack training in the use of the technology. The manual may be downloaded free of charge, along with all of the data necessary for the exercises, and you may also download the free, open-source GIS software, which is used for the first 10 of 14 exercises. You will find all of this material at the URL:

Resource category (see also)  Tutorials