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High level api to interact with [HistoGIS](

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acdh-histogis is a python package providing a high level api to interact with [HistoGIS](


pip install acdh-histogis


from histogis.histogis import HistoGis as hg

# by geonames (id or URL)

hg().query_by_service_id(id="", when='1860-12-12', polygon=False)

# by wikidata (id or URL)

hg().query_by_service_id(id="", when='1860-12-12', polygon=False)

# by GND (id or URL)

hg().query_by_service_id(service="gnd", id="4074255-6", when='1860-12-12', polygon=False)

# returns:

'id': 8118,
'wikidata_id': '',
'name': 'Linz (Stadt)',
'alt_name': '',
'source': '',
'source_name': 'Cisleithania Districts 1880',
'administrative_unit': '',
'adm_name': 'Statutarstadt',
'start_date': '1850-01-01',
'end_date': '1918-10-31',


All code unless otherwise noted is licensed under the terms of the MIT License (MIT). Please refer to the file LICENSE in the root directory of this repository.


0.0.5 (2020-03-25)

  • some modifications to dump data methods added
  • function to create singel JSONL file from single files added

0.0.4 (2019-04-02)

  • dump data methods added

0.0.3 (2019-03-26)

  • code refactoring
  • new methods
  • query_by_service_id to fetch data by geonames, gnd and wikidata ID/URL

0.0.2 (2019-03-11)

  • fetch_geonames_rdf and query_by_geonames_id methods added

0.0.1 (2019-03-11)

  • First version

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