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DECIMA: all four quarters mapped!

DECIMA made great strides in 2015-2016, realizing its goal of mapping all four quartieri of Florence, continuing to build and develop institutional and individual partnerships, and issuing its first book-length publication, Mapping Space, Sense, and Movement in Florence: Historical GIS and the Early Modern City. . DECIMA continues to form mapping and 3D visualization partnerships with individuals and organizations. If you are interested in becoming a DECIMA collaborator or if you are would like to develop your GIS and visualization skills via internship, please use the contact us link to send us an email.

New projects, new frontiers

In conjunction with our goal of integrating sensory information and the experience of movement through the city, DECIMA has begun its expansion from two dimensions into three and is expanding its existing database to include both short-term (10 year) and long-term (70 year) comparisons based on Florentine censuses of 1551 and 1632.

DECIMA will also be adding new map markers such as the houses of religious orders, the sites of workshops, and the locations where Jews lived, worked, and worshipped. As always, we will continue to work to streamline DECIMA’s query features and overall usability. If you have any suggestions on site content or or on the DECIMA mapping tool and interface, please feel free to use our ‘contact us’ button and we will respond as soon as we are able.

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This project is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

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