PLACE TYPES (select to limit)
World Historical Gazetteer indexes place references drawn from historical sources, adding temporal depth to a core of approximately 1.8 million modern records.
This is a work-in-progress; to date ~60,000 temporally scoped place records have been added to our index.
We are also experimentally indexing 'traces' - annotations of external web resources describing any sort of historical phenomena with places relevant to it.
Both place and trace indexes can be searched above.
Registered users can upload place datasets into a private workspace, augment them via reconciliation against Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN) and/or Wikidata, publish them as Linked Open Data by flagging them as 'public', and eventually contribute them for accessionng to the WHG index.
Details are available in the 'Tutorials' and 'About' sections of this site.