These datasets flagged as public in WHG include a growing set of historical contributions, as well as several in a non-historical "core." They can be browsed on their linked pages, explored in context of the entire repository on the Search page, and accessed programmatically with our Index and Database APIs.

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 2023-08-07 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 2023-03-06 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). 2023-10-02 rjstapel H
Buddhist monasteries of the Western Ghats 55 Early Historic rock-cut Buddhist monasteries of the Western Ghats 2023-10-02 dr.gethin.rees@gmail.com 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 2023-06-05 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
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 2023-08-05 als512 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
Fadlan Journey 71 Initial test, with ccodes 2023-09-05 whgadmin 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 2023-09-06 als512 H
Geographic Names of Antarctica 63 A sample of geographic names in Antarctica in Gazetteer of the Antarctica, a cooperative project of the the Geological Survey (U.S.), National Mapping Division; National Science Foundation (U.S.). Div...more 2023-07-25 als512 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
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 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 2022-10-10 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 2023-03-20 npkfrolov 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 2023-01-04 whgadmin 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 2023-01-25 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 2023-07-21 tpanecki H
Poland provinces in the 16th century 23 23 provinces 2023-03-20 tpanecki H
Pre-Colonial African Subregions 34 Pre-Colonial African Subregions with descriptions. 2023-09-04 whgadmin 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 2023-07-22 als512 H
Truhart Historical Dictionary of States Entities 7028 Geopolitical entities referenced in Peter Truhart's Historical Dictionary of States 2023-10-02 smithds 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 2023-09-08 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. 2023-03-20 zzz 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) 2023-09-29 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 2329 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
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