The National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS)

Mark Lindberg, Robert B McMaster, David C Van Riper

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Abstract

The National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) is a five-year NSF-funded project designed to create a comprehensive U.S. census database-at the census tract and county level-for both the geographical and attribute data. Technological change presents an unprecedented opportunity to make these data readily available for social science research; thus bringing the complete census within reach of social scientists unlocking the potential of two centuries of data collection, and stimulating research in economics, history, sociology, geography and other fields.
Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2003

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