Making Progress with HGIS

Having completed Monday’s HGIS workshop with Don Lafreniere, I have to say that, after going in with experience in Quantum GIS and some ArcGIS, I found the workshop significantly less daunting than my previous time with Arc. Overall, I’m impressed with what ArcGIS has to offer and I’m looking at different ways to incorporate itsContinue reading “Making Progress with HGIS”

GIS on the Go

For this past Monday’s Digital History class, we took a field trip to London’s Victoria Park to better understand what Spatial History offers to both historians and the general public. As part of this, we looked at using the free iOS App iGIS. With the ability to visualize GIS data, including georeferenced images, on aContinue reading “GIS on the Go”

London HGIS Calling!

This past week, in preparation for an upcoming assignment, I’ve been trying my hand at some Historical GIS. I spent the weekend going through the the GIS tutorials at the Geospatial Historian which, following up from my earlier post regarding mapping with Google Maps Engine, I highly recommend! The program of choice is Quantum GISContinue reading “London HGIS Calling!”

Mapping PoW Camps and Labour Projects in Canada

One of my projects this past summer was to go through the all of the records I’ve digitized from Library and Archives Canada and create a database of every PoW Camp (large, traditional camps) and Labour Project (smaller work camps) in Canada during the Second World War. As this is going to be useful (IContinue reading “Mapping PoW Camps and Labour Projects in Canada”

Sergt. Harry Proven, 1893-1918

September 29, 2013 marks the 95th Anniversary of the death of my great-great uncle, Sergeant Harry Proven. Unfortunately, in the past ninety-five years, much of the history has been lost to time as his younger brother, Ernest Proven, was mortally wounded at Vimy Ridge, and the third brother, my great-grandfather, shared few stories about hisContinue reading “Sergt. Harry Proven, 1893-1918”

A Note on Sources

This week in our Digital History class, we were asked to comment on how historians can use new technologies to disseminate our sources. In order to do so, we were also asked to talk about our sources and incorporating them into a new, digital history. So what are my sources and what do they haveContinue reading “A Note on Sources”