Great Britain Historical Geographical Information System (GBHGIS)

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Embedding A Vision of Britain through Time as a resource for academic research and learning.

October 2010-March 2011

This is a JISC-funded digitisation and e-content programme project to provide better on-line mapping facilities using existing on-line digital material.  These enhancements will be embedded into the "A Vision of Britain through Time" website for access by Higher Education users.


To improve statistical mapping and add a custom mapping facility and new data download facilities to the “A Vision of Britain through Time” website.


To enhance the website to better meet academic expectations for an on-line GIS. This will be achieved by installing a Shibboleth controlled log-in system to provide access for UK academics to new download files for historical maps, boundary maps and statistics.  Improvements to the statistical mapping will benefit all users and no existing content will be removed from open access.  A usage report will also be compiled to record details of a website which has high and unusual usage patterns.

Programme Website:

Project Documentation:

EVoB Project Plan October 2010 [Acrobat (.pdf) - 435KB Wed, 23 Nov 2011 18:17:00 GMT]

EVoB Impact Report February 2011 [Acrobat (.pdf) - 1,290 KB Wed, 23 Nov 2011 18:07:00 GMT]

EVoB Case Study March 2011 [Acrobat (.pdf) - 893 KB Wed, 23 Nov 2011 18:02:00 GMT]