This project is an interactive map of the spread of slavery in the United States from 1790 to 1860.
- “What is Spatial History?” by Richard White
- “What is the Spatial Turn?” by Jo Guldi
- “Introduction” from Lincoln Mullen’s Spatial History Workshop
- Scholars’ Lab’s Zotero collection on Humanities GIS
- Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilizations: a collection of maps and databases pertaining to Roman and Medieval civilizations
- National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS): includes population, housing, agricultural, and economic data, along with GIS-compatible boundary files, for geographic units in the United States from 1790 to the present.
- Pleiades: a community-built gazetteer and graph of ancient places that publishes authoritative information about ancient places and spaces
- Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database: contains details on 35,941 voyages involving the Trans-Atlantic slave trade
For more datasets, visit the directory of GIS datasets at GIS at Tufts.
- Boston Public Library’s Norman B. Leventhal Map Center: historical map collection of thousands of maps, including some georeferenced maps
- David Rumsey Map Collection: historical map collection of over 82,000 maps and images from the 16th through 21st century from around the world.
- Old Maps Online: an index of over 400,000 historical maps from around the world
- USGS topoView: a collection of historical topographic maps from the US Geological Survey
- ArcGIS StoryMaps: enables users to combine maps with narrative, images, and multimedia content
- Map Warper: a free, open-source map warper, georectifier, and image georeferencer
- Neatline: an Omeka plugin that allows users to tell stories with maps and narration through hand-crafted, interactive spatial and temporal interpretation
- QGIS: a free, open-source Geographic Information System
- Social Explorer: Visually explore demographic data