Digital Spatial Resources
On December 6, 2021 Peripheral Histories? hosted a lively virtual roundtable of digital spatial methods for teaching and researching Russian, East European, and Eurasian history. The editors at Peripheral Histories? would like to thank Seth Bernstein, Ihor Doroshenko, and Katja Wezel for sharing their experiences with us. This post contains some of the resources mentioned by the speakers and attendees and serves as a reference for those hoping to undertake similar endeavors.
Books, articles, and existing projects of interest dealing with spatial methods:
GIS Software and Tutorials:
ArcGIS Online: free online mapping software.
ArcGIS Story Maps: free online story map software.
ArcGIS Pro subscription based professional desktop software that only works on Windows.
QGIS: open source desktop mapping software that works on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Help with programming and programming packages for spatial research:
Digital Resources for Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies or history broadly:
Online Map Collections and Georeferencer:
MapWarper: free online georeferencing website.
The Russian Geographical Society over the past couple of years has digitized a huge amount of their collection. Unfortunately, the maps are not available to download and aren’t georeferenced, but it can be a very useful resource for looking up details or finding historical place names.
GIMP: GNU Image Manipulation Program – open source image editor akin to Adobe Photoshop.
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