Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative


We have an ongoing partnership providing tool-development assistance and education support services to the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative (ECAI). Based at University of California Berkeley, ECAI is a global consortium of universities, research institutions, and libraries that share a vision of creating a virtual library of cultural information with a time and place interface.

Notably, we developed the North American Religion Atlas (NARA) as an ECAI project and it was one of the first web-based interactive mapping sites for the use of humanities research. We also developed and offered ECAI workshops at IUPUI and at the University of California Berkeley. Our GIS training gave participants from around the world the opportunity to use geospatial technologies as a tool for studying arts and humanities issues. NARA was widely used in colleges and seminaries and served as the mapping engine for an 8-volume study of American religion, available for purchase through AltaMira Press, A Division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc..

For more information, contact David Bodenhamer.