Introduction: Spatial history, history, and GIS

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Department of Social Sciences


This volume assesses and showcases exemplary research across a wide range of historical fields that have felt the impact of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies and methodologies. The field increasingly referred to as Spatial History encompasses the array of technological and methodological innovations that have revolutionized the relationship between geographical information and historical research.

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© 2018 selection and editorial matter, Ian Gregory, Don DeBats and Don Lafreniere. Publisher’s version of record:

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The Routledge Companion to Spatial History