The Geospatial Historian  is a tutorial-based open access textbook, modeled on the Programming Historian, for historical scholars and digital humanists. It is designed to teach practical digital mapping and GIS skills that are immediately useful to real research needs.

We have published four introductory lessons to HGIS methods using open source or free platforms like Google Maps and QGIS. These lessons passed peer-review with the Programming Historian 2. Please let us know if you find any problems in the lessons.

We are now looking for more contributions on intermediate and advanced HGIS methods. Please contact jim.clifford@usask.ca if you would like to join the project team.