Usage of old maps in GIS

The contribution deals with the usage of old maps in GIS for urban re-development.

As a model area the historical centre of Brno (Czech Republic) city including st. Peter-Paul's cathedral and Špilberk castle were selected. On the basis of historical maps, plans and documents the main temporal points of urban development were established. The goal of this project was to attempt to establish urban re-development in these temporal points. The project analysis was made together with the cooperation of the experts of the middle age archeology branch.

Final output is a GIS project in ARC/INFO created with the geo-database, which contains all temporary levels of map sheets, significant geographical objects with the attribute data and historical and current time photos of the interested objects. In ARC/INFO system also 3D model of Špilberk castle have been created.

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Author: Dalibor Bartoněk

Article and Image Source: http://www.cartography-gis.com

Keywords: Fortifications, GIS, Archaeology, Conservation, Maps, Cartography


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