Applying historical GIS beyond the academy: four use cases for the Great Britain HGIS

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    Total funding for the Great Britain Historical GIS now totals over $US 3.5m., but obtaining this funding required us to demonstrate that the results would benefit an audience beyond academic history. This chapter describes how we have worked with four other groups to meet their needs: health researchers, archivists, government environmental agencies and companies selling advice to the property sector. The main focus is on the reasons for the collaboration, with details of the actual research provided mainly via references. The case studies presented here are of course all drawn from the experience of one project, but that experience is quite diverse, and each case study ends with some more general lessons.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationToward spatial humanities
    Subtitle of host publicationhistorical GIS and spatial history
    EditorsIan N. Gregory, Alistair Geddes
    Place of PublicationBloomington, Indiana
    PublisherIndiana University Press
    ISBN (Print)9780253011862
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    NameThe spatial humanities
    PublisherIndiana University Press


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