This website presents cultural and historic-geographic information, data, and GIS applications by professional academics to the general public. It portraits the following research projects providing background information and context, results as well as online resources and bibliographic references.
German(ic) Place Names in the American Midwest
This project provides a dataset of 770 German and German-related place names in the region of the American Midwest fully accessible through the WebGIS application TopoGIS as well as through the GeoTwain search engine.
German Communities in the American Midwest: Patterns and Processes of Migration, History, and Heritage
This research focuses on the local sphere of people and places of German origin in the region of the American Midwest. It includes the assessment of patterns and processes of (im)migration, settlement, local heritage, and ethnic identity. It includes WebGIS applications on immigration and settlement patterns and migration routes.