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 2021-08-21 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 2021-10-14 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). 2021-10-15 rjstapel H
Birth places of ordained priests in the medieval diocese of Utrecht (1505-1518) 787 Collection of birth places of 4,476 priest ordained in the medieval bishopric of Utrecht between February 1505 and September 1518. The dataset is based on lists originally published by Gisbert Brom in...more 2021-08-31 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). 2021-03-09 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. 2020-07-22 whgadmin 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 2019-10-18 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 2021-08-21 WStangl 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 2021-10-12 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 2021-08-21 rjstapel H
List of Ryssian 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 2020-12-15 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 2020-07-22 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
Utrecht Chronicle of the Teutonic Order 181 List of towns and commanderies in Livonia and Prussia (formerly) associated with the Teutonic Order (Utrecht Chronicle of the Teutonic Order, chaps 717-726). Source for the transcript: R.J. Stapel, ...more 2021-08-12 rjstapel 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 2021-08-21 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) 2021-10-15 whgadmin C

These collections of datasets are flagged as "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.

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1 HGIS de las Indias June 18, 2021, 11:14 p.m. whgadmin