The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), via its Center for Humanities and Social Sciences (CCHS) introduces the Historical Spatial Data Infrastructure of the City of Madrid (HISDI-MAD). The HISDI-MAD was created to structure, display, publish and share, through a GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Internet platform: historical maps of Madrid, the evolution of the urban space and the sociodemographic characteristics and differentials within the City from 1890 till 1935. From the geospatial perspective, was carried out according to INSPIRE (Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe) regulations and the technical specifications for interoperability OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium).
HISDI-MAD, joins together sociodemographic data and historical cartography for the city of Madrid, around 1900. The base map used, primarily, but not exclusively, is the ‘Map of Madrid’ carried out by the Spanish cartographer Facundo Cañada in 1902, whose original copy is preserved at the CCHS-CSIC. Related Cartography, aerial photography and ortophotography is used to cover the period 1860-2012. The sociodemographic information from 1890 till 1935 is derived from the Longitudinal Historical Demographic Dataset for the City of Madrid which is also carried out at the CCHS-CSIC (LHISTDATA-MAD) and the Yearly Statistical Books of the City of Madrid between 1897 and 1935.
29 October 2013 an event will be organized for specialist and general public.
There is also a video for the media available.
More information can be found at http://demografia.ieg.csic.es.