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Zentralbibliothek Zürich - new Georeferencer pilot

Published: June 10, 2021

New Georeferencer crowdsourcing pilot has been released for Zentralbibliothek Zürich. More than 2500 digitized old Zürich and Swiss maps from the Maps and Panoramas Department of Zurich’s central library are waiting to be georeferenced. Help to locate geographically old maps from three collections:

Zeitreise Kanton Zürich: In this collection, you can find 840 maps, which essentially show the area or parts of today’s Canton of Zurich.

Landkarten made in Zurich: This collection includes over 1000 maps that were designed or printed in Zurich. In addition to maps showing the area of ​​other cantons, there are also maps of Switzerland and city and bird plans, such as Johann Jakob Scheuchzer’s bird plan of the city of Lucerne: “La ville de Lucern, en Suisse” from 1723.

Alte Schweizerkarten: The large number of 645 Swiss maps include highlights such as the map “Helvetia prima Rheni et V. nova tabula” from Sebastian Münster’s “Geographia universalis” from 1540.

For more information about this project please visit: https://www.zb.uzh.ch/en/ueber-uns/citizen-science/durch-raum-und-zeit