The "Czech Historical Atlas" project falls under the NAKI Programme (1. National identity, 1.1 Research and its application - the historical science and archaeology) and the VaVaI Priorities (3.2 National, regional and local identity and tradition, 3.2.1 The knowledge of history as a condition for preserving and cherishing the national, regional and local identity, the memory and tradition within the national context).

It comes as a result of collaboration between the Institute of History CAS and the Department of Geomatics FCE CTU in Prague on the historical atlas cartography implemented within the Academic Atlas of Czech History and other historical cartographic works. The Academic Atlas of Czech History was published in print in 2014 and received numerous awards (e.g. Magnesia Litera 2015).

The project seeks to follow up the printed atlas, which could not grasp numerous hitherto unprocessed historically important and all-societally attractive themes, especially as regards the 20th century, and publicize these topics through specialized maps with textual and pictorial annotations by application of modern methodology and approaches on the planned electronic portal "Czech Historical Atlas" in the Czech as well as English version.

The "Czech Historical Atlas" portal would open a non-standard access to outcomes of historical research through electronic historical cartography to the professional as well as non-professional public, pupils and students in a way that has not been achieved in the Czech Republic yet. The "Czech Historical Atlas" would thus act as a transfer of historical science into education through modern cartographic methods that would lead to preservation of national memory, formation of ethnic identity and culture in the broadest multicultural sense, and formation of historical awareness in the society. The portal would also open historical findings on the Czech and Czechoslovak history within international circumstances to foreign users.