The purposes of the Historical Gazetteer of the Crimea (HGC) are: 1) to create a prototype OpenOttoman gazetteer that includes populated places, districts, and provinces of Crimea in existence at the end of the Crimean Khanate; 2) to serve as a test bed and use case for how other Ottoman world gazetteers could be incorporated into the OpenOttoman. The primary source of data for the HGC is Jankowski’s dictionary of pre-Russian places in Crimea ( Henryk Jankowski, Historical-Etymological Dictionary of Pre-Russian Habitation Names of the Crimea, Brill, Leiden, 2006). This source contains over 1000 dictionary entries for populated places plus a map showing the locations of 137 populated places. Of the populated places that have dictionary entries and that are shown on Jankowski’s map, 99 have been associated with existing places contained in the GeoNames database. These are the populated place entries in the HGC. The map also shows borders for six provinces and 43 districts. This repository provides access to gazetteer databases for these populated places, districts, and provinces in text, KML, and shape file format. The databases are collected into folders per the following:

Text files KML files Shape files
Populated places HGC-Populated-Places HGC-Populated-Places HGC-Populated-Places
Districts HGC-Districts HGC-Districts HGC-Districts
Provinces HGC-Provinces HGC-Provinces HGC-Provinces
Rivers HGC-Rivers HGC-Rivers HGC-Rivers
Folder HGC-TXT.zip HGC-KML.kmz HGC-SHP.zip

This repository also includes a detailed description of the HGC, and a quick-start zip folder which contains a QGIS project and all of the associated files needed to open the HGC in QGIS.

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Databases

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HGC-KML, Michael Polczynski and Mark Polczynski

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HGC-SHP, Michael Polczynski and Mark Polczynski

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HGC-TXT, Michael Polczynski and Mark Polczynski

Documentation

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HGC-Description, Michael Polczynski and Mark Polczynski

Tools

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HGC-QGIS-Quick-Start, Michael Polczynski and Mark Polczynski