OpenHistoricalMap/Projects

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OpenHistoricalMap is informally organized into community projects that focus on specific places or themes in the map across time. These projects are documented here to coordinate efforts and serve as a starting point for research.

Structure of a project

A typical project page includes:

  • Context about why the place or theme is of interest
  • A description of what has been mapped so far
  • Priorities for improving coverage
  • Online resources to consult when mapping
  • Sources of imported data (or potential sources)

Creating a project page is a good way to attract other mappers to collaborate with you in building up local coverage.

Themes

The following projects are distributed widely and not necessarily associated with standard geographic areas:

Diversity

Projects that focus on the minority/ethnic/gender/racial past.

Geographies

Africa

Asia

China

Hong Kong

Israel

Japan

Korea

Mongol Empire

Philippines

  • Metro Manila - Development of Metropolitan Manila
  • Baguio - Development of the City of Baguio

Vietnam

Europe

  • Muninn WW1 - WW1 Trench Geometries / Artillery emplacements.

Romans

Czech Republic

Estonia

  • Tartu - City from 1880-1960 based on snapshots from historical maps

Latvia

Finland

  • Helsinki 1907 - Transport routing at 1900
  • Helsinki - City plan 1820

France

Germany

Italy

  • Milan - Development of Milan

Netherlands

Serbia

Switzerland

Sweden

Ukraine

  • Kyiv 1800 - 2000 - Kiev/Kyiv development of the urban morphology of the center of the capital of Ukraine.

United Kingdom

  • Derby - mapping the development of Derby
  • London - mapping the development of London
  • Scottish Boundaries - historical administrative units of Scotland
  • Snow's Map - Soho at time of John Snow's Cholera work
  • Trumpington - The architectural history of Trumpington. route

North America

Canada

  • Toronto - Development of Toronto and surroundings from the early 19th C to the present
  • Metro Vancouver - Development of Vancouver, surrounding cities, and the University of British Columbia to the present

Mexico

  • TBD

United States of America

  • Oregon Trail - to trace the route or routes of the migration west known as the Oregon Trail
  • Railway - Railroads of North America
  • Route 66 - to trace the route or routes of the transcontinental highway known as Route 66.
  • US Post Offices - potential import of the Blevins-Helbock Historic Post Office Database
  • US Forest Service -From the first Forest Reserves designated in 1891 through the designation as National Forests in 1905, as well as special projects such as the Civilian Conservation Corps, Experiment Forests and Ranges, Wilderness and other notable historical aspects.
Arkansas
  • Pulaski Heights A 20th Century Streetcar Suburb in Little Rock, 1888 - 1962
California
Maryland
Massachusetts
  • Evolution of Boston Bay shoreline since colonization
Michigan
  • Michigan - Places, roads, administrative boundaries of the state of Michigan, including development of Detroit and environs from the early 19th C to the present
Nevada
  • Burning Man - 2008 and 2009 maps of Burning Man festival from OSM
New Hampshire
  • New Hampshire - Mapping roads and buildings of the state of New Hampshire, from 1892 to today
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma State Highway Maps
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin - Mapping roads, places, and administrative boundaries of the state of Wisconsin

Oceania

Australia

Pacific

South America

  • Buenos Aires - Development of city in late 19th C, early 20th C. Initial city stripping prototype.

As yet unsorted

  • Linked Data - Linked data show/use case and tagging proposal from OpenHistoricalMap.

Proposed

Potential

No one is working on these (yet). If you're not sure what you want to do in OHM, consider them.

See also

  • Quick OHM Map Links – visit some of the best-mapped sites in OpenHistoricalMap
  • Resources – imagery and other online resources that are useful to multiple projects in general
  • Resources – instructions on incorporating OpenHistoricalMap data into your own creative project and some examples

External links