Cultural and Historical Resources Information System (CHRIS)

CHRIS is a web-based geographic information mapping system developed to provide information on historic properties in Delaware and to assist with project and historic preservation planning. It includes a variety of features and information on Delaware’s historic and cultural resources.

These resources include:

  • National Historic Landmarks
  • Buildings, sites and districts listed in the National Register of Historic Places
  • Historic properties that have been surveyed
  • Aerial imagery and survey reports

CHRIS is available at

Not all information is available to the public. Additional services are available to agencies and consulting firms, through a password-protected webpage. To request a username and password, please complete a user account application.

Help with using CHRIS:

If you have questions or need further information, please contact the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs at (302) 736-7400 and ask for the Research Center.

CHRIS is part of the state’s commitment to delivering geographically based information on-line utilizing ESRI’s ArcGIS On-line mapping portal.

FirstMap provides sources for Delaware’s geographic data. FirstMap is a comprehensive self-service Enterprise Geographic Information System that is tied into the State’s ArcGIS Online portal for full self-service data discovery and mapping. It is designed to support the GIS needs of all state agencies, counties, municipalities, higher education and the public. Public layers developed by the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will be available through FirstMap.

To learn about FirstMap and find data, go to

If you have questions about any of these GIS resources, please call or email the Delaware FirstMap team at (302) 739-9500 or at

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