Building a historical gazetteer of Russia

Connecting the Past to the Present

The Toponimika project, run by Fung Library and the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, is a pilot project exploring best practices for extracting information from historical texts and presenting that information in a useful way.

For a general overview of the project, check out our About page. If you want to jump right in to either geocoding or text processing, then check out those pages. We also have a small gallery of visualizations produced by the project. If you really want to get into the nuts and bolts of the project, then go ahead and fork us on GitHub. Don’t forget to go to our Team page to see the people who brought this project to fruition.