Spatial frameworks for historical censuses: the Great Britain Historical GIS

I. Gregory, Humphrey Southall

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    This chapter describes the Great Britain Historical GIS, which developed in collaboration with the research into the 1881 British census described elsewhere in this volume. Such a project could not be justified simply to map a single source, even one as large as the 1881 microdata. We had to offer a more general solution to the mapping needs of British historical demographers, and we had a research agenda of our own--to identify long-run trends from macrodata, meaning tables from the published census reports since 1801. These other goals necessitated constructing a detailed record of changing geographies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHandbook of Historical Microdata for Population Research
    EditorsP. Hall, R. McCaa, G. Thorvaldsen
    Place of PublicationMinneapolis
    PublisherMinnesota Population Center
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)0970341008
    Publication statusPublished - 2000


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