From Map to Dataset

Creating teaching resources from historical spatial data

Project team

Emmanuel Kreike (History) and Tsering Wangyal Shawa (PUL) will work alongside William Guthe (Princeton Research Computing) and Carla Zimowsk (History) to create datasets from historical spatial data, including maps related to the tactical flooding by Dutch rebels fighting against Spanish forces in the 1570s, maps involving the nineteenth-century Dutch conquest of Sumatra, and aerial photographs from 1943 and 1972. The former two datasets may be placed alongside current maps to study issues of climate change and will also be used to make a computer simulation for teaching purposes.

CDH Grant History

  • 2020–2021 Dataset Curation