While the geolocated nature of data in the DGSD allows for spatial analytical methods for visualization and analysis of data, traditional representation of quantitative data is an important use of the digital gazetteer.

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Posted below are a sample of maps created in ArcGIS using data from the DGSD with additional post-processing in Inkscape and GIMP.  Some of these maps appear in Dividing the Realm in Order to Govern: The Territorial State in Song China (960-1276 CE). These maps are meant to give an indication of the types of spatial visualization and analysis possible in digital history using databases such as the DGSD and so scales have been omitted.

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