Version 3 of the CHGIS datasets are available as a MySQLdump SQL format file at the CHGIS working papers downloads page. The MySQL Database does not include the Search Engine Scripts. (These are not publicly available due to hacking activity.)
The ZIP archive contains six SQL files:
The files were exported from MySQL Server (version 3.23) and contain both the CREATE table structure and the INSERT row contents.
The CHGIS Version 3 MySQL Database is the backend of the Placename Search Engine containing some 200,000 placename spellings for 154,000 places (including historical instances of places over time).
This archive contains the MySQL tables only, not the PHP scripts needed to query the database. The PHP scripts will be released separately.
The ZIP archive also contains some explanatory files:
1) chgis_model_9oct03.jpg [data model diagram]
2) README_CHGIS_MYSQL.txt [notes on distribution and table contents]
3) v2_chgis_data_model.pdf [white paper on the rationale for dealing with change over time]
Lex Berman, Harvard Yenching Institute
Zhimin Man, Fudan University - Center for Historical Geography
The CHGIS V3 MySQL Database is copyright by the authors and by Harvard Yenching Institute, 2003-2005.
The CHGIS V3 MySQL Database is distributed free of charge for academic use, under the same terms as the CHGIS Datasets End User License Agreement