Editors’ Choice: Social Scientific Applications of Historical GIS

In a previous piece in the Digital Orientalist, Giulia Buriola went over geo-referencing examples in QGIS. Here I would like to introduce readers to another common geographic analysis software they might encounter on the market: ArcGIS, and show how this software might be applied to social scientific historical research. Readers may be familiar with this software from Ahmet Yusuf Yuksek’s recent post entitled “Simple Map-Making with ArcGIS Online.” Many of the principles presented here can also be applied to QGIS and other GIS software. Although ArcMap is a paid software, some universities may offer access to it.

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