GIStorical Antwerp

GIStorical Antwerp is a project of the Centre for Urban History of the University of Antwerp in close cooperation with the Antwerp City Archives.

Phase I of the project, funded by the Hercules-Foundation and the University of Antwerp, started in September 2012. GIStorical Antwerp I uses the potential of GIS (Geographical Information Systems) to integrate all kind of historical data (maps, census data, iconography, address books etc. ) at the level of individual houses and households in the city of 19th century Antwerp.

GIStorical Antwerp II, also founded by the Hercules-Foundation extends this infrastructure in time (1500-2000) and space (suburbs). This website presents a link to the first intermediary results of the GIStorical-infrastructure. Check out our latest updates, news and activities here.

GIStorical Antwerp aims to be extended as the Antwerp Time Machine, part of the Time Machine FET Flagship appeal.


GIStorical Antwerp
Centre for Urban History
Building D
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerp