"The David Rumsey Map Collection was started over 30 years ago and contains more than 150,000 maps. The collection focuses on rare 16th through 21st century maps of North and South America, as well as maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials including pocket, wall, children's, and manuscript maps. Items range in date from about 1550 to the present. Digitization of the collection began in 1996 and there are now over 91,000 items online, with new additions added regularly. The site is free and open to the public. Here viewers have access not only to high resolution images of maps that are extensively cataloged, but also to a variety of tools that allow to users to compare, analyze, and view items in new and experimental ways."
Joshua L.J. Vachon, fondateur de la plateforme Historiamatica, étudie à la M.A en Informatique appliquée à l'histoire à l'Université de Sherbrooke. Sous la direction du Pr Tristan Landry, il réalise son mémoire sur l'évolution du système alimentaire alsacien entre 1914 et 1945 selon les bouleversements environnementaux et sociopolitiques dans une perspective géohistorique, et donc, par l'utilisation des SIGH.