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OldMapsOnline - New version releasedPublished: 5. ledna 2023

Compare and overlay maps with each other! In the new version released in December 2022, we integrated the Compare tool into the www.oldmapsonline.org search engine. Now you can easil...

Swiss Maps Added to OldMapsOnlinePublished: 7. ledna 2022

After the Zentralbibliothek Zürich's "Durch Raum und Zeit" georeferencer project, maps from their collection have joined the OldMapsOnline portal. Dive into Switzerland's history fr...

Successful pilot of Moravian Library in TVPublished: 26. října 2020

The Moravian Library in Brno, Czech Republic, announces the results of the successful georeferencing contest, which was launched this year on the Staremapy.cz portal. The crowdsourc...

4000 new maps in OldMapsOnlinePublished: 23. října 2020

We are continuously and constantly enlarging the number of maps in our search engine database OldMapsOnline.org. We have recently added new historical maps and you can now search and...

Bounding Box tool improvementsPublished: 31. května 2017

We have modernised our Bounding Box tool and added new features! The tool is freely available at http://boundingbox.klokantech.com and allows visual selection of geographic coordina...

Rotation of a map in GeoreferencerPublished: 25. května 2016

Some of the historical maps are unfortunately not north-oriented. To turn the map while georeferencing will save time and help to find the depicted places. In the new user interface...

Transcription in GeoreferencerPublished: 8. prosince 2015

Tithe Maps are interesting source of historical information from 19th century in the United Kingdom. During our project, we came to a new challenge: Each map was accompanied by a sc...

Georeferencer for TU DarmstadtPublished: 1. prosince 2015

Over 400 historical maps have been released by Technical University Darmstadt in a new Georeferencer pilot. The map collection of ULB has around 37.000 sheets from 16th to 20th centu...

OldMapsOnline.org in Internet ScoutPublished: 30. listopadu 2015

Map lovers will find hours and hours worth of cartographic joys on this site that draws sources from the U.S. Geological Society, the National Library of Scotland, the Land Survey Of...

Georeferencer for Leiden UniversityPublished: 28. srpna 2015

At Leiden University, over 300 hand-drawn manuscript maps from the collection of Van Keulen have been georeferenced in the new pilot. The maps were drawn between 1704-1755. After mo...

OldMapsOnline - new version releasedPublished: 15. července 2015

OldMapsOnline is a search engine for maps that allows visitors to explore and discover the beauty of historical maps depicting a past geographical place of interest.  In the new vers...

Georeferencer for David Rumsey: 40.000 maps onlinePublished: 12. listopadu 2014

A new application of Georeferencer was announced on 7 November 2014 in New York. This time, another 40,000 maps have been published by David Rumsey and are available for online geor...

IIIF for images in cultural heritagePublished: 20. října 2014

Online scans of culture heritage documents, such as old maps, books, photographs, etc. are being published by the galleries, libraries, archives and museums. Until now there was no o...

The British Library Georeferencer: new 2800 maps!Published: 26. listopadu 2013

In these days you have the unique opportunity to get involved and help the British Library to georeference new digitized maps, which were selected for scanning and online publishing ...

Battersea Arts Centre Digital Archive powered by OmekPublished: 18. listopadu 2013

At the occasion of 120th anniversary celebration of the opening the building, the Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) in London together with Klokan Technologies GmbH have launched the digit...

FOSS4G 2013: Old Maps Online and GeoreferencerPublished: 22. září 2013

OSGeo's Global Conference for Open Source Geospatial Software that brings together developers of map applications from all around the world. This year the conference took place in No...

AHRC Digital Transformations MootPublished: 26. listopadu 2012

Last Monday the project attended the AHRC-moot on Digital Transformations, held at the Mermaid Conference Centre in London. Humphrey Southall represented Old Maps Online and present...

BMArchives.org launchedPublished: 20. listopadu 2012

New website BMArchives.org has been launched. The site provides world-wide unique selection of digitised visual and cartographic historical material (over 30,000 images and almost 70...

Old Maps Online - so what?Published: 2. listopadu 2012

JISC, who funded Old Maps Online, have requested that we review the success of our project, and how it can be sustained. Here we explore the ways our project has added value. First ...

New ‘Old Maps Online’ project fundedPublished: 28. listopadu 2011

The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) have awarded a grant of £139,900 as part of their JISC Content Programme for 2011-13 for a new project called Old Maps Online: Finding ...

National Archives of the Netherlands: GeoreferencerPublished: 27. května 2011

Klokan Technologies prepared Georeferencer application for Nationaal Archief (NA) in the Hague in May 2011. Thanks to Georeferencer, 650 maps were scanned and made available online i...

National Library of Scotland: GeoreferencerPublished: 25. listopadu 2010

Various historical maps from the collection of National Library of Scotland were digitized thanks to our tool Georeferencer. You can find more information about this project as well...

Meet us at the ICA CartoHeritage Workshop in Vienna!Published: 18. ledna 2010

The ICA Commission on Digital Technologies in Cartographic Heritage and Vienna University of Technology are organising the 5th International Workshop on Digital Approaches in Cartog...

Workshop in Scotland (BCS Map Curators' Group)Published: 24. října 2009

OldMapsOnline.org workflow was presented during a Workshop organized by The Map Curators' Group of the British Cartographic Society. The title of the workshop was "From paper to scre...

Poster at ICHC 2009Published: 21. července 2009

ICHC 2009 - International Conference on the History of Cartography was this year in Copenhagen, Denmark - July 12th - 17th. Historians and librarians, map curators and people from a...

ELAG: Workflow for old maps in librariesPublished: 10. června 2009

At the European Library Automation Group (ELAG) conference we discussed the comprehensive workflow which we recommend for rare maps publishing in libraries. The final summarizing pre...

Meet us at ELAG 2009!Published: 20. prosince 2008

We have proposed to organize a workshop as a part of the ELAG 2009: New Tools of the Trade conference,  which will be held on 22-24 April 2009 in Bratislava, Slovakia. We have just b...

Mashups and tiles a la Google MapsPublished: 27. listopadu 2008

Old maps publishing is an important part of the workflow which is being developed by our project. We would like to simplify this process as much as possible and that is why OldMapsOn...

MapAnalyst Online: Accuracy of old mapsPublished: 27. října 2008

MapAnalyst is a software for the accurate analysis of old maps. Its main purpose is to compute distortion grids and other types of visualizations that illustrate the geometrical accu...