What is Textual Geographies?

The Textual Geographies project presents, analyzes, and visualizes a collection of more than 5 billion named locations extracted from 5 million books and journals in English, German, Spanish, and Chinese published before 1923. It will soon expand to include locations in an additional 5 million volumes published between 1923 and the present.

Use the query buttons at the right to begin exploring a demonstration subset the data or see the About page for more information.