A Virtual Research Environment for the Digital Humanities. 

Our BETA-Version is online!

Have a look at Geovistory’s main functionalities.

Test Geovistory BETA

Tell us what you like, what you want to have improved and which functionality you miss.  We are looking forward to receiving your feedback!

The ideal support for historical research!

Team work made easy

Geovistory is a collaborative research environment, allowing you to pursue your research project with your colleagues or individually.

Take advantage of pre-configured profiles

Geovistory allows you to start right-away with your research thanks to the pre-configured profiles containing the most relevant entity classes. Profiles can be extended according to the needs of your research question.

Build on existing knowledge

Thanks to its data repository overarching all projects, Geovistory allows you to draw on data and information curated by previous research while you keep complete control over your own project.

An intuitive working environment covering all steps of your research process!

Geovistory reproduces the complete research process in digital form.

1. Register & import sources

Compile your library with historical sources and transcriptions. Import pre-existing data collections.

2. Annotate sources & manage data

Annotate and link your sources with structured data. Manage structured data around your research topic and build your own information system.

3. Analyse, export & write

Analyse your data, generate (geographic) visualisations, export data as needed and write your stories.

4. Publish & present findings

Publish your stories and present your findings and your project specific information system to the public. (feature not yet available in BETA)

FAIR principles put into practice!

Our Data Model is based on longstanding experience – it is the key to Geovistory implementing the FAIR principles.

Our data model corresponds to the growing demand in research and new funding requirments to produce open, interoperable and reusable research data.  

FAIR data

Data produced in Geovistory are semantically clear, interoperable and comply with FAIR principles thanks to the underlying ontology CIDOC-CRM and the connection to the ontology management platform OntoMe.

Open data

Geovistory contributes to creating an open pool of well curated research data about historical realities. Structured data generated in Geovistory are published under the CC-BY-SA 4.0 licence and can be reused under the same licence.

Event-centered data

Thanks to our event-centrered data model building on CIDOC-CRM, events and phenomena can be easily captured and entities changing over time are adequatly represented.

Our services

We combine knowledge and methodology from historical research and software engineering


To make your research data easily reusable in accordance with the FAIR principles, we design together with you the data model on which your research questions are based.

Data modelling & curation

Data modelling & curation

We model the information in your existing data sets according to the CIDOC-CRM onthology and merge them so that a uniform and information-rich data set is created, which - if desired - can be managed and analysed in Geovistory.

Software engineering on demand

Software engineering on demand

We extend Geovistory with features such as analysis tools or export formats to meet the research requirements of your project.

Training courses

Training courses

We conduct training courses for you and your research team on all aspects of working with onthology-based virtual research platforms such as Geovistory.


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Introductory video to Geovistory

Introductory video to Geovistory This video introduces you to working with Geovistory presenting the workflow on an exemplary project. The example project is about the Dutch East India Company. https://vimeo.com/480743795

Geovistory in a nutshell

Geovistory put in a nutshell. Have a look at our new video presenting Geovistory’s main functionalities! https://vimeo.com/517042854

Geovistory BETA ist online!

Unsere BETA-Version ist online! Testen Sie Geovistory BETA und teilen Sie uns mit, was Ihnen gefällt, was Sie stört und welche Funktionalitäten noch fehlen. Wir freuen uns über jede Rückmeldung!


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