Great Britain Historical Geographical Information System (GBHGIS)


Map of Great Britain

The Great Britain Historical Geographical Information System is a unique digital collection of information about Britain's localities as they have changed over time. Information comes from census reports, historical gazetteers, travellers' tales and historic maps assembled into a whole that is much more than the sum of its parts. This site tells you more about the project itself and about historical GIS.

A separate website, created by funding from the UK National Lottery and extended and re-launched with funding from the Joint Information Systems Committee, makes this resource available on-line to everyone, presenting our information graphically and cartographically. That site is called A Vision of Britain through Time and presents the history of Great Britain through places. It can be found at www.visionofbritain.org.uk.