About GIS for History

GIS for History© is a project of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). It is supported by a "We the People" grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (grant number EE-50023-04, "Bringing Historical Census Data Alive with GIS").

The goal of the project is to create and share history curriculum materials and lesson plans using historical census data and primary source on-line documents, within a web-based GIS. In this way we hope to make the historical census data accessible to a much wider audience of history students of all ages, and to help teachers put these data into context for their students.

Our GIS web application was built by Inquirium, LLC using the MapServer development environment. Our website was designed and built by Inquirium, LLC.

Partner Organizations, Collaborators and Contributors


Project Director:

Josh Radinsky, UIC

Ann Marie Ryan, Loyola University
Robert Johnston, UIC
Software Designer & Developer:

Ben Loh, Inquirium, LLC
Web Designers:

Matthew Brown & Ben Loh, Inquirium, LLC
Josh Radinsky, UIC College of Education
Matthew Lauterbach, Curie Metropolitan High School
Curriculum Developers:

Linda Burns, Bill Kuendig, Matthew Lauterbach, Jackson Potter, Steven Mullooly, Ann Marie Ryan, Monica Swope, Jason Wozniak

Susan Goldman & James Pellegrino, UIC
Project Advisors:

Leon Fink, UIC Department of History
John Long, Newberry Library
Andrew Beveridge, Queens College, CUNY
Daniel Edelson, Northwestern University
Megan Bang, TERC
Adrian Capehart, UIC College of Education
Collaborating Schools:

Curie Metropolitan High School, Morgan Park HS, Bogan High School, Oak Park River Forest High School, Englewood Technical Preparatory Academy, Manley Career Academy, Crane Tech Prep Common School

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