mapping / data

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Thanks to my colleague (and co-host) Elijah Meeks for pointing me to a project by Nils Weidmann, who has put together CShapes – an R package and GIS shapefile of country boundaries and capitals between 1946 and 2008.


Greetings! My name is Jason Heppler. I am a Digital Engagement Librarian and Assistant Professor of History at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a scholar of the twentieth-century United States. I often write here about the history of the North American West, technology, the environment, politics, culture, and coffee. You can follow me on Twitter, or learn more about me.