CANCELED: Historical Spatial Data Extraction and Management: Creating Stories with Maps

The workshop aims at familiarizing graduate students with issues of historical geospatial data extraction and the re-usability of these extracted data. More specifically, the workshop focuses on the extraction of historical place names from historical maps, on the development of historical gazetteers, and on their re-usability in storytelling applications.

July 11, 2022, 11:00am Eastern Time – July 15, 2022, 1:30pm Eastern Time

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Instructor and teaching assistant

Eleni GadolouEleni Gkadolou, Harokopio University of Athens, University of West Attica

Dr. Eleni Gkadolou is postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Economics & Sustainable Development of Harokopio University of Athens, and Academic Fellow of the Department of Surveying and Geoinformatics Engineering of the University of West Attica. Her research focuses on historical cartography, spatial narratives, and web mapping applications for History. She holds a PhD from the Department of Geography of Harokopio University of Athens and a MSc in Applied Geography and Space Management from the same department. She is a Rural and Survey Engineer (National Technical University of Athens). Since 2009, she collaborates with the Department of Surveying and Geoinformatics Engineering of the University of West Attica for teaching courses regarding Cartography and with the Department of Informatics of Athens University of Economics and Business for the course “GIS in Archeology and History.”

Loukas Moysis (Moses) MisthosLoukas-Moysis (Moses) Misthos, University of West Attica

Loukas-Moysis (Moses) Misthos is a Geographer, holding a MSc in the fields of: Environment and Development (2009), Geoinformatics (2014), and History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (2019), while he is about to defend his PhD thesis, titled “Development of a Geospatial Multiparametric Model for Assessing the Impacts from Mining on the Landscape.” His research refers mainly to geography, geoinformatics, cartography/geovisualization and eye tracking, with special focus on landscape and map perception/evaluation. Since 2020, he collaborates with the Department of Surveying and Geoinformatics Engineering of the University of West Attica, assisting in the teaching of courses regarding GIS, Cartography, and Geovisualization.

Eligibility and capacity

We will select up to 20 graduate students to participate in this workshop. Selection will be based on your AAG membership status, your research needs, and time of registration. If you are selected, we will notify you ahead of the workshop and provide you all the workshop details and session links. If you are selected, the expectation is that you will participate in all sessions of the workshop.


This workshop is open to graduate students who wish to learn a method typically applied to historical geography, selected participants should have minimum knowledge of GIS – preferably at a practical level.

Detailed schedule

This workshop will meet at the following times (Eastern Time):

  • Session 1: AAG Welcome Session, 11:00am – 12: 30pm, Monday, July 11
  • Session 2: Georeference and Annotation of Historical Maps, 1:00 – 2:00pm, Tuesday, July 12
  • Session 3: Gazetteer Creation and WebGIS Visualization, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Wednesday, July 13
  • Session 4: Optional Office Hours,12:00 – 1:00pm, Wednesday, July 13
  • Session 5: Story Making, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Thursday, July 14
  • Session 6: Presentation of Stories, 11:30am – 1:30pm, Friday, July 15

Throughout the week, expect to also spend a few hours working independently on readings or short assignments for the workshop.