Map the past, paste the map
What is NLGIS?In the nineteenth century there were more than 800 municipalities in the Netherlands, where today only about 450 remain. The NLGIS (Netherlands Geographic Information System) project is an effort to plot data for these municipalities on historically accurate municipality boundaries for the period 1812 - 1997.
Key FeaturesThe project's aim is twofold: to allow non-GIS experts to easily plot data on historical maps and to disseminate information on the maps and the underlying data from the Historical Database of Dutch Municipalities (HDNG). We do so in the following manner: