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All such public data are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License, requirements of which appear alongside download links on all Dataset and Collection pages H = Historical; C = Core (non-historical)

title rows description modified contributor type
African Ports, 1887 305 305 settlements and ports on the West African coast 2024-05-06 whgadmin H
An Historical Atlas of Central Asia 759 This dataset comprises 759 place records, digitized in 2018 from 15 of the 48 maps in this scholarly atlas. The maps' extensive sources, detailed in the Preface and Notes, include "...all reliable gen...more 2022-11-22 whgadmin H
Archaeological Sites of the Mosul Dam Reservoir Survey 149 This dataset contains places from a map of archeological sites compiled from a general survey of the Iraqi State Organization for Antiquities and Heritage (SOAH) in 1980 for the Mosul Dam salvage proj...more 2023-10-30 als512 H
Atlas of Mutual Heritage 1322 The Atlas of Mutual Heritage is a growing database containing information about, and images of, the charter areas of the VOC (Dutch East India Company) and WIC (Dutch West India Company). 2024-05-04 rjstapel H
Buddhist monasteries of the Western Ghats 55 Early Historic rock-cut Buddhist monasteries of the Western Ghats 2024-03-21 dr.gethin.rees@gmail.com H
Burkina Faso Settlements 10939 Burkina Faso Settlements as compiled by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Burkina Faso publicly available via the Humanitarian Data Exchange. The settlemen...more 2023-12-08 justinpiel H
Central African Republic Settlements 7419 Central African Republic Settlements as compiled by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) publicly available via the Humanitarian Data Exchange. The dataset sho...more 2023-12-08 justinpiel H
Ch'ang Ch'un's Travels 50 The travels of Taoist Monk Ch'ang Ch'un to the court of Chingkis Khan, translated by E. Bretschneider in 1888. Ch'ang Ch'un was accompanied by his disciple, Li Chi Ch'ang, who composed most of the nar...more 2024-05-16 louisematthews H
Chad Settlements 16963 Chad Settlements as compiled by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) publicly available via the Humanitarian Data Exchange. The dataset shows village locations...more 2024-01-04 justinpiel H
Chinese Counties, 1911 1985 The China Historical GIS (CHGIS) project has produced a comprehensive series of datasets related to the administrative geography of Chinese History. This dataset contains 1,985 counties for the year 1...more 2023-11-05 whgadmin H
Chinese Prefectures, 1911 381 The China Historical GIS (CHGIS) project has produced a comprehensive series of datasets related to the administrative geography of Chinese History. This dataset contains 381 prefectures for the year ...more 2023-09-18 whgadmin H
Chinese Provinces, 1911 27 The China Historical GIS (CHGIS) project has produced a comprehensive series of datasets related to the administrative geography of Chinese History. This dataset contains 27 provinces for the year 191...more 2023-04-14 whgadmin H
Chinese Towns, 1911 40017 The China Historical GIS (CHGIS) project has produced a comprehensive series of datasets related to the administrative geography of Chinese History. This dataset contains 1,985 counties. This dataset ...more 2023-05-11 whgadmin H
Congo Settlements 5774 Congo Settlements as compiled by United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) publicly available via the Humanitarian Data Exchange. Data transferred to LP-TSV format and ...more 2024-04-26 justinpiel H
Curaçao Historical Administrative Areas 29 Spatiotemporal GIS layer of administrative areas (quarters; divisions; districts; urban neighbourhoods) in the island of Curaçao under Dutch, post-WIC control (1792-1954). 2023-09-04 rjstapel H
Cyprus Settlements 1376 Collection of 1,376 places from the Cypriot settlement dataset created as part of the project ‘EIDOS of a City: simulating the collapse and resilience of ancient Eastern Mediterranean urban environmen...more 2024-05-21 als512 H
Côte d'Ivoire Settlements 8367 Côte d'Ivoire Settlements as compiled by United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) publicly available via the Humanitarian Data Exchange. Data transferred to LP-TSV for...more 2024-03-25 justinpiel H
David Christian's Inner Asia 1 Digitized from Christian, David. “Inner Eurasia as a Unit of World History.” Journal of World History, vol. 5, no. 2, 1994, pp. 173–211. 2023-11-06 whgadmin H
Eritrea Settlements 4416 Eritrea Settlements as compiled by United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) publicly available via the Humanitarian Data Exchange. Data transferred to LP-TSV format an...more 2024-04-26 justinpiel H
Eugène Andriveau-Goujon 1880 Africa Map 1322 The following is a list of settlements in Eugène Andriveau-Goujon's 1880 map “Carte générale de l’Afrique, d’après les dernières découvertes.” The map was georeferenced and point data was added for se...more 2024-03-20 justinpiel H
Eurasia UNESCO World Heritage Sites 23 These sites span 6 countries of Northern and Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Russia, and China. These sites are landmarks or areas that have been designated...more 2024-02-14 louisematthews H
Euratlas Cities 3584 3584 cities with temporally scoped names from the Euratlas Periodis Historical Atlas and Gazatteer. Polities will be added as a separate dataset. 2023-08-29 whgadmin H
Exploring Slave Trade in Asia 474 The Exploring Slave Trade in Asia Dataset presents 474 records with some geographic coordinates. Each entry provides the title, name variants, start year, type, aat code, and a description field which...more 2024-05-17 MAB981 H
Gabon Settlements 3719 Gabon Settlements as compiled by United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) publicly available via the Humanitarian Data Exchange. Data transferred to LP-TSV format and ...more 2024-04-26 justinpiel H
Gazetteer of Stone Quarries in the Roman World 781 The Stone Quarries Database was compiled by Ben Russell as part of his research project on Sculpted Stone and the Roman Economy. The database includes all those quarries at which activity in the Roman...more 2024-03-31 als512 H
Ghana Settlements 10978 Ghana Settlements as compiled by United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) publicly available via the Humanitarian Data Exchange. Data transferred to LP-TSV format and ...more 2024-02-23 justinpiel H
HGIS de las Indias (lugares) 13258 The lugares (settlements) in the Historical-Geographic Information System (HGIS) of the Indies (1701-1808), a project of the University of Graz, funded with the support of the Fund for Scientific Inve...more 2023-02-01 WStangl H
HGIS de las Indias territorios 892 The administrative territorios in the Historical-Geographic Information System (HGIS) of the Indies (1701-1808), a project of the University of Graz, funded with the support of the Fund for Scientific...more 2023-02-02 WStangl H
Heritage Gazetteer of Libya 1349 The aim of the Heritage Gazetteer of Libya is to record, and to provide with Unique Identifiers, locations and monuments within modern Libya which are of significance to the history of the area up to ...more 2024-05-06 nkmwicz H
Historical Conflict Event Dataset 6951 The Historical Conflict Event Dataset presents 6,951 battlefields with geographic coordinates and dates, ranging from 1468 BCE to 2003 CE. Each entry provides the name, time, location and a short desc...more 2024-05-21 whgadmin H
IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names 4727 General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans(GEBCO) provides publicly available bathymetry data sets for the world’s oceans. The GEBCO Sub-Committee on Undersea Feature Names (SCUFN) maintains and makes av...more 2023-07-02 als512 H
Indigenous Place Names in Florida 100 Place names from "A provisional gazetteer of Florida place-names of Indian derivation, either obsolescent or retained, together with others of recent application" edited by Mark F. Boyd, Tallahassee, ...more 2023-09-04 als512 H
Indigenous Place Names of Western PA 13 A collection of Indigenous place names of Western PA, originating from various local tribes. These Indigenous names are pulled from a collection of place names from George P. Donehoo's book A History ...more 2023-10-06 audrey.evelyn H
Indigenous Place Names of the Yukon 99 Selected indigenous place names from Gazetteer of Yukon created by the Yukon Geographical Place Names Program. The dataset includes names from Yukon First Nations people including: Kaska, Tlingit, Tag...more 2024-02-15 als512 H
KIT gazetteer Dutch Antilles 1227 Gazetteer developed by the Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen (Royal Tropical Institute) in the Netherlands, in order to allow users to produce geographical queries on the KITs Dutch Colonial Maps Co...more 2022-11-30 rjstapel H
KIT gazetteer Surinam 2146 Gazetteer developed by the Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen (Royal Tropical Institute) in the Netherlands, in order to allow users to produce geographical queries on the KITs Dutch Colonial Maps Co...more 2023-02-26 rjstapel H
List of Russian towns, late 14c 282 So called “List of Russian Towns, Distant and Hither" survived in 26 copies, and the oldest copy was preserved in the Commission Scroll of the Novgorod First Chronicle 2024-05-06 npkfrolov H
Madagascar Settlements 22003 Madagascar Settlements as compiled by United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) publicly available via the Humanitarian Data Exchange. Data transferred to LP-TSV format...more 2024-04-26 justinpiel H
Mali Settlements 18029 Mali Settlements as compiled by United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) publicly available via the Humanitarian Data Exchange. Data transferred to LP-TSV format and c...more 2024-02-09 justinpiel H
Niger Settlements 32829 Niger Settlements as compiled by United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) publicly available via the Humanitarian Data Exchange. Data transferred to LP-TSV format and ...more 2024-01-27 justinpiel H
Nomad's test 21 a test, just a test of some old Dutch stuff 2023-12-27 nomad H
Old World Trade 4117 Place records drawn from "...geo/chrono-referenced data on land, river and maritime trade routes of Eurasia and Africa during the period 4,000 BCE - circa 1820 CE." Trade routes to be added in another...more 2023-10-24 whgadmin H
Place Names from "The Road of Furs" in Peter Frankopan's "The Silk Roads" 66 Place Names from Chapter 6, "The Road of Furs" in Peter Frankopan's "The Silk Roads." This chapter chronicles the rise of the fur trade on the Silk Roads and how it contributed to continued expansion ...more 2024-05-21 louisematthews H
Place Names from "The Road to Concord" from Peter Frankopan's "The Silk Roads" 93 Gazetteer of Place Names from chapter 5, "The Road to Concord" from Peter Frankopan's "The Silk Roads." The place names in this chapter reflect the growing development of Islam in the Middle East and ...more 2024-05-21 louisematthews H
Place Names from "The Road to Heaven" from Peter Frankopan's "The Silk Roads" 81 Place Names from Chapter 8, "The Road to Heaven" from Peter Frankopan's "The Silk Roads." The places in this dataset revolve around the Mediterranean as it describes the Crusades and Italy's attempts ...more 2024-05-21 louisematthews H
Place Names from "The Road to Hell" in Peter Frankopan's "The Silk Roads" 76 Place Names from Chapter Nine, "The Road to Hell" in Peter Frankopan's "The Silk Roads." This chapter details the Mongols under the leadership of Genghis Khan and their introduction to Egypt and the M...more 2024-05-21 louisematthews H
Place Names from "The Road to Revolution" in Peter Frankopan's "The Silk Roads" 49 Gazetteer of Place Names from Chapter 4, "The Road to Revolution" in Peter Frankopan's "The Silk Roads." This chapter chronicles the rise of Islam and how it affected the surrounding regions. Frankopa...more 2024-04-08 louisematthews H
Place Names from "The Road to a Christian East" in Peter Frankopan's "The Silk Roads" 103 Gazetteer of Place Names from Chapter 3, "The Road to a Christian East" in Peter Frankopan's "The Silk Roads." Christianity had solidified itself in Rome, but its roots in Asia still held deep. At thi...more 2024-05-21 louisematthews H
Place Names from "The Slave Road" in Peter Frankopan's "The Silk Roads" 119 Place Names from Chapter 7, "The Slave Road" in Peter Frankopan's "The Silk Roads." This chapter's place names extend farther in Europe than in previous parts of the book. This came with the introduct...more 2024-05-21 louisematthews H
Places related to the life of Koxinga 2 GeoNames geographical database covers all countries and contains over eleven million placenames that are available for download free of charge. This dataset contains places from GeoNames that were imp...more 2023-03-17 als512 H
Pleiades (partial) 20365 Pleiades is a community-built gazetteer and graph of ancient places. It publishes authoritative information about ancient places and spaces, providing unique services for finding, displaying, and reus...more 2020-07-23 whgadmin H
Poland districts in the 16th century 105 105 districts in 16c Poland 2024-05-21 tpanecki H
Poland localities in the 16th Century 24498 Localities in the 16th-century Polish Kingdom. The data is a result of a project dating back to the 1960s: "Historical Atlas of Poland. Detailed maps of the 16th century", The subject of the study (pu...more 2024-05-21 tpanecki H
Poland provinces in the 16th century 23 23 provinces 2024-03-31 tpanecki H
Pre-Colonial African Subregions 34 Pre-Colonial African Subregions with descriptions. 2024-05-21 whgadmin H
Sierra Leone Settlements 9560 Sierra Leone Settlements as compiled by UN OCHA West and Central Africa (ROWCA) on the Humanitarian Data Exchange. Data transferred to LP-TSV format and cleaned. Duplicate names, however close togethe...more 2024-01-04 justinpiel H
Somalia Settlements 11012 Somalia Settlements as compiled by United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) publicly available via the Humanitarian Data Exchange. Data transferred to LP-TSV format an...more 2024-03-31 justinpiel H
South Sudan Settlements 18878 South Sudan Settlements as compiled by United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) publicly available via the Humanitarian Data Exchange. Data transferred to LP-TSV forma...more 2024-01-05 justinpiel H
Sq_ replacement names (US Board on Geographic Names) 643 In response to the Department of the Interior Secretarial Order 3404 this is the list of U.S. Board on Geographic Names approved official Sq_ replacement names. On November 19, 2021, Order 3404 declar...more 2024-04-25 als512 H
Sudan Settlements 11989 Sudan Settlements as compiled by United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) publicly available via the Humanitarian Data Exchange. Data transferred to LP-TSV format and ...more 2024-04-08 justinpiel H
São Tomé and Principé Settlements 247 São Tomé and Principé Settlements as compiled by United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Regional Office for West and Central Africa (ROWCA) and publicly available o...more 2023-12-15 justinpiel H
The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela 217 The journey of Rabbi Benjamin from Spain through the Middle East, as digitized by Marcus Nathan Adler. He kept up communications between Jewish communities in different countries, and they were establ...more 2024-05-21 louisematthews H
Theophanes Bulgaria Places 35 Places mentioned in conjunction with early Bulgars/Bulgaria by Theophanes Confessor in his Chronicle. Theophanes was an 8th/9th Century Byzantine Chronicler and Monk. This chronicle is one of the most...more 2024-05-06 justinpiel H
Togo Settlements 3609 Togo Settlements as compiled by United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) publicly available via the Humanitarian Data Exchange. Data transferred to LP-TSV format and c...more 2024-03-29 justinpiel H
Truhart Historical Dictionary of States Entities 7028 Geopolitical entities referenced in Peter Truhart's Historical Dictionary of States 2024-05-24 smithds H
Turtle Island Decolonized: Mapping Indigenous Names across “North America” 271 This dataset is a reproduction of cartographical data from "Turtle Island Decolonized: Mapping Indigenous Names across 'North America'" with the permission of the Decolonial Atlas. The dataset contain...more 2024-05-14 audrey.evelyn H
Villages Depopulated During Arab-Israeli Conflicts 108 A list of villages depopulated by conflicts between Arab and Israeli powers in the 19th and 20th centuries. This dataset does not include any information following 7 October 2023. 2024-05-21 als512 H
Violence on Crete 61 This dataset records all the sites with archaeological or epigraphic evidence for violence on Crete or violence enacted by Cretans in the Archaic and Classical periods (c. 700-400 BCE). It derives fro...more 2024-05-21 jesobert H
Voyage Around the Erythraean Sea 31 A collection of locations mentioned in the "Periplus of the Erythraean Sea" itinerary written in the early first century by an unknown author believed to be a merchant or scholar. 2024-05-23 zzz H
Zimonyi Volga Bulgars 26 Places mentioned in István Zimonyi's book The Origins of the Volga Bulgars. This book covers the origins of the Bulgars, from their first mentions in the context of Old Great Bulgaria, through the 10t...more 2023-12-17 justinpiel H
D-PLACE 1428 D-PLACE (the Database of Places, Language, Culture, and Environment) contains cultural, linguistic, environmental and geographic information for over 1400 human ‘societies’. A ‘society’ in D-PLACE rep...more 2023-01-20 whgadmin C
DK Atlas of World History 10643 Data culled from the index and maps of DK Atlas of World History. Jeremy Black, Ed.. DK Publishing (2005) 2024-05-21 whgadmin C

These dataset and place collections have been flagged "published" in WHG. Most are downloadable from their linked page. Public data contained therein are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License.

id type title count created creator
1 dataset HGIS de las Indias 14150 2021-06-18 whgadmin
2 dataset Dutch Global History 3556 2021-06-18 whgadmin
21 place Hernán Cortés and the Conquest of the Aztec Empire 35 2022-04-26 grunewas
25 dataset An Historical Gazetteer of Ukraine 3224 2022-05-01 whgadmin
50 place The World of Olaudah Equiano (Gustavus Vassa), 1745-1797 57 2022-06-29 rmostern
96 place BTS and the Globalization of Talent 9 2022-10-08 mwilliams@oaklandcatholic.org
101 place The World of Koxinga 6 2022-10-10 caf
107 place Voyage Around the Erythraean Sea 31 2022-11-05 zzz
116 dataset Historical Atlas of Poland in the 16th century 24626 2023-01-26 whgadmin
133 place Violence on Crete, c.700-400 BCE 61 2023-09-07 jesobert
172 dataset Indigenous Place Names in North America 1126 2024-01-15 als512