Welcome to this "alpha" release of Version 3 of the World Historical Gazetteer! Feedback on this work-in-progress is much appreciated.

WHG is a collaborative open platform for gathering information about historical place, providing a collection of content and services that permit world historians, their students, and the general public to do spatial and temporal reasoning and visualization in a data rich environment at global and trans-regional scales.


Volunteers wanted! Help us get some amazing datasets fully indexed in the system (details)

Search 19342 published place attestations
Upload, enhance, link, and publish your place data
Build, annotate, and publish custom collections
Use WHG data in teaching