OldMapsOnline News

“Prachtsatlanten” - a new georeferencing project of Zentralbibliothek Zürich

Sunday, February 19, 2023

More than 2900 digitized maps from the most magnificent atlases of the Zentralbibliothek Zürich archives are waiting to be geographically located by those interested. Often ornately decorated maps from 15th-17th century splendor atlases were selecte...

OldMapsOnline - new version released

Thursday, January 05, 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 easily study the evolution of a plac...

Utrecht University - "Atlas Maior" maps by Blaeu ready for georeferencing

Thursday, May 26, 2022

A new crowdsourcing project of Utrecht University Library! A total of 847 maps from “Atlas Maior” and “Toonneel der Steden” by Joan Blaeu have been added to Georeferencer application and are ready for georeferencing. The Atlas Maior is the final ve...

Swiss Maps Added to OldMapsOnline

Friday, January 07, 2022

Following the successful completion of Zentralbibliothek Zürich’s georeferencer pilot “Durch Raum und Zeit”, maps from the ZB georeferenced collections have been added to the OldMapsOnline...

Zentralbibliothek Zürich - new Georeferencer pilot

Thursday, 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 loca...

Successful pilot of Moravian Library in TV

Monday, October 26, 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 crowdsourcing online event ran f...

4000 new maps in OldMapsOnline

Friday, October 23, 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 explore maps from Utrecht University Library collections, Leiden ...

Bounding Box tool improvements

Wednesday, May 31, 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 coordinates of an ar...

Rotation of a map in Georeferencer

Wednesday, May 25, 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, it is possible to rotate the map while holding Alt+Shift.<...

Transcription in Georeferencer

Tuesday, December 08, 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 schedule listing each map item by number. Next to it, we neede...