Great Britain Historical Geographical Information System (GBHGIS)

Project Newsletters

Our newsletters provide information about the project in paper form. If your web browser has an Acrobat Reader plug-in, you can read our newsletters over the web:

Summer 2009

Special edition Vision of Britain News with details of the re-launch of the website including information about the new look and feel, the new map library and constituency boundaries, the addition of election results and what we have done to improve the accuracy of the information already in the site.

Vision of Britain News, Summer 2009 [Acrobat (.pdf) - 798KB Tue, 23 Jun 2009 13:38:00 BST]

Summer 2008

A description of the new European Framework for the data, created as part of the Qviz project, which incorporates Unicode characters and longitude and latitude co-ordinates. Also articles on our Land Use research, the Tibetan and Himalayan Historical GIS and the project on European  population, urban and transport historical development.

Historical GIS News, Summer 2008 [Acrobat (.pdf) - 690KB Thu, 28 May 2009 16:11:00 BST]


Summer 2004

The particular problems of building a gazetteer of historical administrative units for Wales. The architecture that lets us hold millions of statistical data items in one column of one table. Articles on travellers' tales and our computerisation of the 1930s Land Use Survey maps.

Historical GIS News, Summer 2004 [Acrobat (.pdf) - 234KB Tue, 05 Oct 2004 11:54:00 BST]

Winter 2003

Information on the initial version of the lottery-funded website as it goes live and an example of how the finished system will work.  Details on progress towards the final site and a piece on the US National Historical GIS Project.

Unfortunately this issue is not available in digital format.


Spring 2002

Project receives £620,000 in National Lottery funding, creates an ancient parish GIS for England and Wales and explains plans for a place name authority file. Articles on mortality in 20th century Britain, and about the Belgium and China Historical GIS projects.

Historical GIS News, Spring 2002 [Acrobat (.pdf) - 333KB Tue, 05 Oct 2004 11:50:00 BST]


Spring 2001

Introduction of new team members, explanation of how standardised units can help explore long running geographical changes, and pieces about the historical GIS of Montreal and the Victorian Censuses for Schools project.

Historical GIS News, Spring 2001 [Acrobat (.pdf) - 314KB Tue, 05 Oct 2004 11:40:00 BST]


Spring 2000

Information about new posts at Portsmouth, our workshop on mapping historic boundaries rights across Europe, and work on a systematic index to the census reports.

Historical GIS News, Spring 2000 [Acrobat (.pdf) - 642KB Tue, 13 Apr 2004 13:04:00 BST]


Spring 1999

Articles on our research into mortality decline, plus collaborators' research into the geography of print culture and the ancient parishes of London.

Historical GIS News, Spring 1999 [Acrobat (.pdf) - 801KB Tue, 13 Apr 2004 12:56:00 BST]


Autumn 1999

The project moves to Portsmouth and a major new grant from the Wellcome Trust, plus articles on the completed pre-1911 Civil Parish GIS for England and Wales and a new sub-project to construct a place-name gazetteer and thesaurus.

Historical GIS News, Autumn 1999 [Acrobat (.pdf) - 856KB Tue, 13 Apr 2004 13:00:00 BST]


Spring 1998

The ESRC awards us £250,000, plus information on our pilot project to investigate mapping Ancient Parishes and the Atlas Project.

Historical GIS News, Spring 1998 [Acrobat (.pdf) - 478KB Tue, 13 Apr 2004 12:49:00 BST]


Autumn 1998

The GBHD Online is launched plus details of several projects carried out by our collaborators and more information on mapping Ancient Parishes (introduced in the Spring 1998 issue).

Historical GIS News, Autumn 1998 [Acrobat (.pdf) - 335KB Tue, 13 Apr 2004 12:52:00 BST]