Linking heritage collections.

Freedom of the Streets

Data model for studying mobility in historical cities. 


A digital package for processing spatial information. While Tomtom is used to navigate in the here and now, HisGIS facilitates traveling in the past. It obtains data from cadastres dating from 1832, which then feeds into chronological and thematic map layers. HisGIS currently covers Fryslan, Groningen, Drenthe, Overijssel, Utrecht, a part of Noord-Brabant, the municipalities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Delft, Leiden and the municipality of Sittard-Geleen, providing the geographic basis for the Time Machine.


See here for a full list of maps of the whole of the Netherlands at many points in time.

Amsterdam, 1832

Includes data on buildings, streets and canals.

Amsterdam, 1832-1860

Buildings dilapidated from 1832-1860, plus streets and canals structures dating 1832.

Amsterdam, 1851-1860

Buildings dating 1860, population register from 1851 and their religious affiliations.

Amsterdam, 1953-1860

Buildings dating 1860, electoral register from 1853 and then-personnel tax.

Amsterdam, 1855-1860

Buildings dating 1860, data from an address book from 1855 and listed occupations.

Amsterdam land value, 1832

With taxable income per lot, in Dutch guilders.

Amsterdam ground value, 1832

With taxable income per hectare, in Dutch guilders.