This project aims to create a historical GIS atlas of the medieval and early-modern local adminitrative-judicial boundaries in the Low Countries, ranging from the north of France to Groningen, and from Luxembourg to Holland.
The GIS maps are linked to available house and hearth counts and other socioeconomic historical statistics.
- University of Groningen, Centre for Digital Humanities [15 June 2017]
- DH Benelux 2018 (Amsterdam, NL) [8 June 2018] Link to poster.
- Spatial Humanities 2018 (Lancaster, UK) [20-21 September 2018]
Currently available datasets:
- Historical Atlas of the Low Countries (1350-1800) (main project page)
- Duchy of Brabant GIS Collection (derivative product)
- GIS Codes for the County of Holland (1500 & 1795)
- Mint authorities (ca. 12th century – present): this dataset includes the (rough) GIS boundaries of the counties, duchies, prince-bishoprics, nations, and other authorities that made up the Low Countries up to the present-day Benelux. The dataset was created for use in the Coin Production in the Low Countries project. See also the GIS dataset of mint houses.
A published subset of the GIS files containing the local administrative-judicial boundaries is available for public use (CC-BY-SA) here.