GB1900 historical gazetteer launch

Monday saw the launch of the final version of the GB1900 historical gazetteer data-set at a special event organised at the Institute of Historical Research in London. The event was also a celebration of the work of all the volunteers who did the crowd-sourcing. It was well attended with a mixture of volunteers who worked on the project, project partners and other interested parties.

The data is being made available in three formats:

(i) as the raw transcriptions exactly as the volunteers input the names

(ii) as a cleaned version giving the agreed text string for each co-ordinate, plus the name of the modern local authority and modern parish (in rural areas)

(iii) as an abridged cleaned version giving the agreed text string for each co-ordinate, plus the modern local authority and modern parish (in rural areas) but excluding the most common abbreviations for things such as F.P.

The data sets can now be downloaded directly from the data access section of the Vision of Britain through Time website

The data has also been incorporated into place name searching of the six inch map scans at the National Library of Scotland and will be included in the List of Historic Place names for Wales created by The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.

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About Paula

Senior Research Associate on the Great Britain Historical GIS Project, the team behind the website 'A Vision of Britain through Time'
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