Lives in Motion: Analysing Internal Migration in Southern Ontario between 1861 and 1871 using GIS and Cartographic Techniques
Byron Moldofsky, University of Toronto
The locational stability of families and individuals in nineteenth-century southern Ontario has been found to be less static and more dynamic than originally thought.
This project identifies a sample of individuals and families who researchers were able to link between the 1861 and 1871 Canadian Census records. We map a variety of demographic factors based on the published aggregate census tables, and then explore ways of mapping the movements of those folks who migrated within the study area, in the context of those demographic attributes.
Simplification techniques such as regionalization analysis to group together migration source areas by similar attributes, and edge bundling techniques to simplify the visualization of origindestination flows are some of the methods explored.