28.8.15

Georeferencer for Leiden University

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

After more then 300 years it was quite tricky to place the control points, as nearly all places are using different names and on some places the landscape shape was changed significantly as well.

More information about the project available at:
http://www.library.leiden.edu/special-collections/special/maps-in-the-crowd-eng.html#participate-and-win