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.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of historical microdata for population research|
|Editors||P. Hall, R. McCaa, G. Thorvaldsen|
|Place of Publication||Minneapolis|
|Publisher||Minnesota Population Center|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|