IllinoisAtlas.com is an ongoing project of the Center for Governmental Studies at Northern Illinois University. The Center has been creating computer generated maps since the early 1990′s. Rather than maintaining these maps in digital archives alone, we felt that it would be more useful to us and to the public if we made these maps available on the Internet. We believe that the maps will be particularly valuable to educators and the business community while, at the same time, allowing us a means of communicating our services to potential clients.
The maps available on this site may be used free of charge. Our only requirements are that CGS be cited as the map’s source and that it not be modified in any way. We would also appreciate being notified if our maps are used in a publication. In addition to the maps posted here, we have an extensive collection of stock maps and can do custom mapping projects. The cost for stock and custom maps vary based on size and complexity.
Aside from a counter, we have no way to gauge our usefulness to the public. Feel free to give us feedback on our site by using the Contact Us link visible on the left-hand navigation bar near the top of every page.