A Geographical Information System, workbench and repository to retrieve, collect, create, enrich and preserve historical temporalized spatial data sets

Posen Counties 1818-1919
10 Nov 2020
Data Upload on Posen Counties 1818-1919. DOI
New Data
10 Aug 2020
Data on Prussian Governmental Districts between 1818 and 1919 has been uploaded!
New Data
05 Aug 2020
Data Upload on Austrian Empire Counties 1835. The dataset covers the timespan from 1815-1849 and is based on a map by Anton Floder provided by Sammlung Woldan.
Data Upload
01 Aug 2020
New spatial data for Vienna available on HistoGIS. Vienna's suburban and quarter borders of 1843.
Another major upload
25 Mar 2020
Data on Bavaria has been uploaded. Data includes court borders from 1818 to 1862, district borders from 1863 to 1919, as well as county borders from 1818 to 1919. DOI
Major data update!
18 Sep 2019
We added new data and enhanced and harmonized existing data. Our data base now contains data on:

- State borders of German states, 1815 – 1870
- State borders of the German Empire, 1871 - 1919
- State borders of the Austrian / Austro-Hungarian Empire, 1815 - 1918
- State borders of other European nations, 1815 – 1919
- Borders of the Austrian / Austro-Hungarian crownlands, 1815 – 1918

Geometries, names and dates have been harmonized across all data sets, and Wikidata IDs have been added to (almost) all features.
New API-Endpoint
26 Aug 2019
On request of the wonderful correspSearch-Team we implemented a new API-Endpoint
Data Upload
02 Apr 2019
We uploaded data on the crownlands of the Austro-Hungarian Empire 1867 - 1918
First Data Dump Released
29 Mar 2019
As promised at DHd2019, a first dump of HistoGIS data is now available here: DOI
HistoGIS: Vom Punkt zur Fläche in Raum und Zeit
27 Mar 2019
Vortrag bei der DHd2019
More Data Uploaded
06 Mar 2019
Data on German Provinces between the Proclamation of the Empire 1871 and the end of the First World War has been uploaded.
New Data Upload
23 Jan 2019
Province borders for Prussia and Hesse-Darmstadt between 1815 and 1870 are now available.
New Data
21 Jan 2019
European State Borders from 1900 are now available. Western Europe will not change its shape until after World War 1, but watch out for interesting times in the Balkans region!
More Data Uploaded
15 Jan 2019
Data on European state borders from 1815 is now available. Take a look at Europe in the aftermath of the Congress of Vienna!
New Data Upload
05 Dec 2018
New data is available! Find out about the borders of the German Empire from 1871-1920 and explore how the Austrian crownland borders changed in the early 19th century.
First Final Data Upload
15 Jan 2019
Data on German state borders from 1815 to 1870 is online!
New Design
31 Aug 2018
The HistoGIS Web app has a brand new look. Thanks to our colleague Sandra for creating the fancy HistoGIS logo.




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