Research on Historical Gazetteers
Web Services

Editor: Merrick Lex Berman

Center for Geographic Analysis

Harvard University

Research Bibliography

Meetings and Presentations

Historical Gazetteer Web Services [updated Sep 2014, last update Jun 2013]
launched area name
2014 China, East Asia, Central Asia Temporal Gazetteer [CHGIS + other HGIS]
2013 UK and Europe Past Place [Vision of Britain]
2008 China CHGIS [China Historical GIS]

Gazetteer Web Services (Lacking Temporal Search)
launched area name
2012 Global OpenGeocoder (json)
2011 Global Pelagios API (json)
2011 Global Bing Maps Geocode (json)
2010 Ancient World Pleiades (html, json, kml, rdf)
2009 Global Nominatum (html, json)
2009 Global Cloudmade (json)
2006 Global Flickr API (json)
2006 Global Google Geocoding API (xml, json)
2005 Global GeoNames (xml, json, html)
2005 Global Yahoo! Geocoding API -> Placefinder (xml, json)
2004 Global Alexandria Digital Library Gazetteer Protocol API (xml) [decommissioned 2009]

Notable Geo-Temporal Webmaps
launched area name
2012 Global GapVis
2012 Global OldMapsOnline
2011 San Francisco OldSF
2011 Global GeoDia
2009 Global Hypercities

Other Geocoding APIs