Name of the workshop:
Workflow for scanned old maps in libraries
ELAG 2009: New Tools of the Trade - 22.-24. April 2009, Slovakia
European Library Automation Group
Mgr. Petr Pridal (Curriculum Vitae)
Discussion related to points:
Suggestions and comments on the workflow and tools being developed by the Old Maps Online Project.
Metadata to store in the map database
There is an enormous amount of old maps and other historical documents in the collections of libraries and archives all over the world. Increasing numbers of these documents are being digitized every year to protect them from excessive use by publishing them online.
The standardized way of publishing a map - using a map server with support of the OpenGIS® Web Map Service (WMS) protocol - is rarely used.
Many diverse forms of publication inhibit or completely prevent us from reusing the published raster images of maps for further analysis or study by comparing maps or other documents by overlaying, but there is much more that could be gained when the document is published using open standards.
Therefore, we researched available publishing methods, to find and recommend the best way of fulfilling the following requirements:
Details in the article:
Pridal, P. & P. Zabicka (2008). Tiles as an approach to on-line publishing of scanned old maps, vedute and other historical documents. e-Perimetron Vol. 3 (1) - ISSN: 1790-3769. P10-21, http://www.e-perimetron.org/
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