Great Britain Historical Geographical Information System (GBHGIS)

On-line access

Our main on-line resource is the A Vision of Britain through Time web site, originally created with funding from the UK National Lottery and expanded and enhanced for re-launch in 2009 with funding from the Joint Information Systems Committee.

Our historic boundaries are available from Edinburgh University's UKBORDERS service.

Some of our historical statistics can be down-loaded from the Great Britain Historical Database On-Line, run by the UK Data Archive at Essex University.

Access to the Edinburgh and Essex sites is password-controlled, and limited to UK universities. Unfortunately the project is not funded to provide access to our holdings other than through the Vision of Britain web site.