Have you ever tried to identify the historical facts which were simultaneously happening, in any part of the globe, during a certain period of time? If you try, you will see the enormous difficulty it conveys.
In order to provide a solution to this issue and ease the study of history, we started years ago the creation of a system to represent the historical events and the geopolitical maps of any region or country in the world.
To develop our application, generate temporary political maps and give it the historical content, we have been supported by a multidisciplinary team of graduates in Geography & History, mathematicians, engineers and experts in GIS and Information Systems in general, working for three years. And our aim is to continue improving the content of this system.
This first version of GeaCron contains a sequence of maps covering the political history since 3000 BC. The maps show the historical situation of the world at the beginning of each year, so the changes occurring in the current year will be shown on maps in 2013.
The system ables you to position in any geographical area, both with a background map or relief map, zoom, navigate in time, search and create links that contain the geographic and historical situation that is desired. It also includes the ability to embed in digital media sites or topic sites, geographical areas and their evolution over time.
GeaCron is a complementary tool for the study of history and of the information contained in the documentary sources, historiography, or encyclopedias. The history is subject to multiple interpretations and therefore we are open to the collaboration of all those lovers of world history who wish to provide their knowledge, to suggest some sort of modification or any other kind of contribution.
In the “News and Notes”on our website will be posted, among other innovations, such improvements and new features as they become available.
Welcome to our site and thank you for your interest,
The GeaCron Team
May 10, 2011
And now, a year later, we are pleased to announce, in this new version of GeaCron, an additional functionality that allows to represent entities, periods and events through timelines.
The system provides the desired historical analysis, simply by incorporating into the timeline those entities that are considered related, for the period under study. All this may be supplemented, if desired, with the corresponding cartographic representations.
Kingdoms, pontificates, political regimes, revolutions, wars, battles, natural disasters: all these concepts can be represented in GeaCron. And others will be added soon, such as cultural, artistic and philosophical trends, religious movements, etc.
With this new functionality, we have achieved one of the most important goals of our website and hope that their use provides significant assistance to those interested in the history of mankind.
The GeaCron Team
May 22, 2012