A new research project aims to create tools for combining historical maps with social and economic information using web-mapping technologies.
'Visualising Urban Geographies' will focus on Edinburgh over the past two centuries. The tools will promote easy overlaying and dynamic mapping of historical data for any urban location.
Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, this is a collaborative venture between the National Library of Scotland (NLS) and Edinburgh University.
The 15-month project started this month. Richard Rodger, Professor of Economic and Social History, Chris Fleet, NLS Temporary Map Collections Manager, and web developer Stuart Nicol will carry out the work.
22 October 2009