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Historical GIS Research in Canada

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Jennifer Bonnell (Editor)
Marcel Fortin (Editor)
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


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
Francois 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(s): 

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.