Author Archives: Paula

About Paula

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

Download problem for protected data resolved

We think we’ve resolved the issues that registered UK Federation users were having with downloading our protected data from A Vision of Britain through Time. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. N.B. For the time being you may find it requires two … Continue reading

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Problem with protected download data from Vision of Britain

Apologies if you are having problems with downloading our protected data from A Vision of Britain through Time. We are aware of the problem, and are working on finding the cause. However, our current capacity to sort this kind of … Continue reading

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GB1900 volunteer motivations article published

Last week saw the online publication of our latest GB1900 offering, an article about volunteer motivations. It is based on in-depth interviews with six of our most committed volunteers together with an online survey of wider opinions which was open … Continue reading

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Historical GIS in Japan

The GBHGIS team have just returned from a productive trip to Japan. We were very pleased to be invited to visit Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto to give a intensive short course on Historical GIS to the postgraduate students there. The … Continue reading

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GB1900 in use – GB1900 Works

The first example of someone doing something interesting with the GB1900 gazetteer data was published this last week. Jim Clifford based at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada has used the abridged data to identify all locations associated with “works”, … Continue reading

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Summer publicity

Following on from the successful launch event held for GB1900 at the beginning of July we spent mid-July attending the 17th International Conference for Historical Geographers held in the old library at the University of Warsaw in Poland. During the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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