The Imperiia Project: a spatial history of the Russian Empire


Here is a list of the datasets we have compiled, or are in the process of compiling. The list is not comprehensive, but it will give you a sense of the range of data we are producing. (Our data breaks out into two categories: attribute data and location data.)


GeographyPoliticsCultureDemographicsEconomic activityTradeInfrastructure
The location data listed here was extracted from The Geographical Atlas of the Russian Empire, the Kingdom of Poland, and the Grand Duchy of Finland, which was published between 1821 and 1827. The atlas organizes the geographical features of the empire into forty-one categories, and the map layers produced from the data extracted from the atlas recreate that scheme. The layers can be examined here