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Historical GIS using QGIS 1.7 (workshop)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software are increasingly used in
historical research around the world. GIS technology allows users to
recreate historical space using geographic and cartographic information
from the past by grounding it in modern data. In this session you will
be introduced to the powers of GIS through a short presentation and
hands-on workshop. Participants will learn to geographically position
(georeference) digital reproductions of historic maps onto modern
geospatial data to visualize the past spatially. The second part of the
workshop will be to create new historical data using the georeferenced maps.
  • Download QGIS
  • Download Workshop Data (username: mapguest password: ) - last updated Thursday June 23rd, 2011 14:30 alternatively http://maps.library.utoronto.ca/hgis/hgis.zip/
  • Presentation and Handout (PDF) (HTML) - last updated Thursday June 23rd, 2011 15:40

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