Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Why historical geography is cool

Smithsonian Magazine profiles Anne Kelly Knowles, who does nifty things with GIS applications on places where history happened.

Applying GIS to history seems to tell us many of the kind of things you could have worked out anyway, if you wanted that much micro-detail. The application of historical teamwork seems like what's most innovative here: Kelly Knowles emphasizes what can be done by lots of people with different skills much more than the coolness of her tech.

And her forthcoming history of ironmongers in America sounds pretty impressive.
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