Historical GIS Research in Canada

Jennifer Bonnell (Editor)
Marcel Fortin (Editor)


978-1-55238-708-5 (Paperback)

978-1-55238-744-3 (Institutional PDF)
978-1-55238-750-4 (ePub)

$39.95 CAD / $45.95 USD

344 pages
Maps, photos, tables, notes, bibliography, index
Canadian History and Environment
January 2014

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About the Book

Fundamentally concerned with place, and our ability to understand human relationships with environment over time, Historical Geographic Information Systems (HGIS) as a tool and a subject has direct bearing for the study of contemporary environmental issues and realities. To date, HGIS projects in Canada are few and publications that discuss these projects directly even fewer. This book brings together case studies of HGIS projects in historical geography, social and cultural history, and environmental history from Canada's diverse regions. Projects include religion and ethnicity, migration, indigenous land practices, rebuilding a nineteenth-century neighborhood, and working with Google Earth.

With contributions by:
Colleen Beard
Stephen Bocking
Jennifer Bonnell
Jim Clifford
Joanna Dean
François Dufaux
Patrick A. Dunae
Marcel Fortin
Jason Gilliland
William M. Glen
Megan Harvey
Matthew G. Hatvany
Sally Hermansen
Andrew Hinson
Don Lafreniere
John S. Lutz
Joshua D. MacFadyen
Daniel Macfarlane
Jennifer Marvin
Cameron Metcalf
Byron Moldofsky
Sherry Olson
Jon Pasher
Daniel Rueck
R. W. Sandwell
Henry Yu
Barbara Znamirowski


About the Author

Jennifer Bonnell is an L. R. Wilson Assistant Professor of Canadian History at McMaster University. Marcel Fortin is the Map and GIS Librarian at the University of Toronto's Map and Data Library. He is also a sessional lecturer in both the Geography Department and the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto.

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1. Turning Space Inside Out: Spatial History and Race in Victorian Victoria Download
2. Mapping the Welland Canals and the St. Lawrence Seaway with Google Earth Download
3. Reinventing the Map Library: The Don Valley Historical Mapping Project Download
4. The Best Seat in the House: Using Historical GIS to Explore Religion and Ethnicity in Late-Nineteenth-Century Toronto Download
5. Stories of People, Land, and Water: Using Spatial Technologies to Explore Regional Environmental History Download
6. Mapping Ottawa's Urban Forest, 1928 2005 Download
7. "I do not know the boundaries of this land, but I know the land which I worked" : Historical GIS and Mohawk Land Practices Download
8. Rebuilding a Neighbourhood of Montreal Download
9. Growth and Erosion: A Reflection on Salt Marsh Evolution in the St. Lawrence Estuary using HGIS Download
10. Top-down History: Delimiting Forests, Farms, and the Census of Agriculture on Prince Edward Island Using Aerial Photography, ca. 1900 2000 Download
11. The Irony of Discrimination: Mapping Historical Migration Using Chinese Head Tax Data Download
12. Mapping Fuel Use in Canada: Exploring the Social History of Canadians' Great Fuel Transformation Download
13. Exploring Historical Geography Using Census Microdata: The Canadian Century Research Infrastructure (CCRI) Project Download
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