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)

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title rows description modified contributor type
African Ports, 1887 305 305 settlements and ports on the West African coast 2022-11-23 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
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). 2022-11-28 rjstapel 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). 2022-09-28 rjstapel 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. 2022-10-03 whgadmin 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 2022-11-16 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 2022-11-11 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 2022-10-08 WStangl H
Historical Atlas of Poland 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 2022-12-09 tpanecki 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 2022-12-02 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 2022-09-23 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 2022-09-13 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 2022-04-29 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 2022-10-21 whgadmin 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
U.S. Board on Geographic Names Sq_ replacement 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 2022-11-10 als512 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. 2022-12-05 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 2022-11-23 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) 2022-12-09 whgadmin C

These dataset and place collections have been flagged "public" 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 WStangl
2 dataset Dutch Global History 2139 2021-06-18 whgadmin
15 place Roundabout 2022 (a digital nomad itinerary) 37 2022-04-20 whgadmin
21 place Hernán Cortés and the Conquest of the Aztec Empire 35 2022-04-26 grunewas
50 place The World of Olaudah Equiano (Gustavus Vassa), 1745-1797 57 2022-06-29 rmostern