Comments

This presentation was given to history students in the Parrish Learn Lab, Parrish Library, Purdue University, and is part of a series of workshops being done on georeferencing historical maps using Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Abstract

Historic maps can be used to document all kinds of history: political, military, economic, business, scientific, religious, cultural, genealogy, diplomatic etc. Databases such as ProQuest Congressional and Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) offer many ways to help users study the past through maps.

Keywords

U.S. Congressional serial set, nineteenth century collections online, historic maps, historic cartography, military maps, exploration maps, urban maps, geography

Date of this Version

2-4-2015