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1 Japan Historical GIS Lex Berman - Harvard Yenching Inst

2 Components of the Project placename feature type coordinates valid date source note spatial objects digital gazetteerGIS layers

3 Digital Gazetteer placename admin unit, populated place, natural feature, religious site, archaeological site, trade route, place where an event occurred, etc feature type city, village, mountain, temple, ruin, trade route, etc coordinate latitude and longitude for each feature source note citation of data source, commentary on feature valid date date or range of time for which this record is valid

4 Using the Digital Gazetteer search by placename, type, date, source sort by placename, type, date, source export subsets of records to working tables

5 GIS Layers and Spatial Objects point layers line layers grid layers polygon layers

6 Browsing the GIS layers

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8 source map for Edo circuits and provinces

9 working with scanned maps

10 identify objects on map image

11 data entry of all placenames from map image

12 georeferenced scanned map

13 digitize polygons based on map image

14 tabular data joined with the GIS layers

15 selection of labels for spatial objects

16 thematic mapping of spatial objects

17 zoomed out on thematic map

18 thematic mapping of statistical information (raw)

19 thematic mapping of statistical information (by area)

20 thematic mapping 1995 census

21 thematic mapping 1995 census (zoom)

22 Japan Historical GIS website:


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