The Imperiia Project: Mapping the Russian Empire

The Imperiia Project: Mapping the Russian Empire

January 10, 2013

The purpose of the Imperiia project is to promote the study of Russia's spatial history. To that end it aims to 1) make available to scholars and students a range of historical maps, databases related to demographics, cultural institutions, economic infrastructure and administration, 2) assist instructors in bringing interactive engagement with maps and geographical information into the history classroom, 3) encourage conversation and collaboration among researchers, instructors and students interested in the spatial history of the empire.

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The WorldMap platform is being developed by the Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA) at Harvard to lower barriers for scholars who wish to explore, visualize, edit, collaborate with, and publish geospatial information.