Materials for the production of a historical gazetteer of the Ottoman empire.

Initial aims:

  • a vocabulary of Ottoman administrative units
  • a linkable database of Ottoman provinces, subprovinces, major cities, and other generally-agreed geospatial objects


The initial dataset is detailed at a Github repository.


Insofar as possible, I am replicating wikidata's items and properties. My model is the JSTOR Labs Wikibase.


See separate page.