Extracting Spatial Information from Historical Maps

Extracting Spatial Information from Historical Maps

Since the digitization and analysis of historical maps is of increasing interest to libraries and archives, several systems simplifying this complex process have been developed. These systems can be divided into two categories.

Author: Benedikt Budig

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783958260924

Category: Computers

Page: 170

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Historical maps are fascinating documents and a valuable source of information for scientists of various disciplines. Many of these maps are available as scanned bitmap images, but in order to make them searchable in useful ways, a structured representation of the contained information is desirable. This book deals with the extraction of spatial information from historical maps. This cannot be expected to be solved fully automatically (since it involves difficult semantics), but is also too tedious to be done manually at scale. The methodology used in this book combines the strengths of both computers and humans: it describes efficient algorithms to largely automate information extraction tasks and pairs these algorithms with smart user interactions to handle what is not understood by the algorithm. The effectiveness of this approach is shown for various kinds of spatial documents from the 16th to the early 20th century.
Categories: Computers

The Family Tree Historical Maps Book

The Family Tree Historical Maps Book

It's also easy to find helpful historical atlases of modern maps that depict periods or moments of the past. Harder to come by are compendiums of historical map reproductions—especially a volume of maps curated specifically around ...

Author: Allison Dolan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440336942

Category: Reference

Page: 224

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Journey Into the Past! Envision your ancestors' world--as your ancestors knew it--through hundreds of beautiful full-color reproductions of useful eighteenth and nineteenth century maps. The maps illustrate the historical boundaries of each of the U.S. states as they progressed from territories to statehood and show the shifting of county boundaries and names within states over the years. Inside you'll find: • Full-color historical maps of the United States from each decade of the nineteenth century. • Detailed, full-color historical maps of all 50 U.S. states. • Time lines of significant events in each state's history. • Charming nineteenth-century panoramic maps of key cities. • Special-interest maps, which provide intriguing peeks into American society from average family sizes to taxation per capita to regional industries. This book is perfect for family historians researching their American roots. The maps can help you: put research in geographical context; identify jurisdictions that likely hold your ancestors' records; note the potential locations of "missing" records; track and visualize migrations; and understand the evolution of national, state and county borders. The maps also provide great historical context for students, teachers, homeschooling parents and anyone with an interest in U.S. history. Bring American history to life with this ultimate collection of vintage maps.
Categories: Reference

The Family Tree Historical Maps Book Europe

The Family Tree Historical Maps Book   Europe

A Country-by-Country Atlas of European History, 1700s-1900s Allison Dolan, Family Tree Editors. We've grouped the maps by country for easy reference, and ordered the chapters geographically so that adjacent nations are also near each ...

Author: Allison Dolan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440342066

Category: Reference

Page: 224

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Journey to the Old Country From Ireland to Italy, Portugal to Poland, Germany to Greece, and everywhere in between, explore your ancestors' European homelands through more than 200 gorgeous reproductions of 18th-century maps, 19th-century and early 20th-century maps. These full-color period maps--covering the peak years of European immigration to America--will help you understand changing boundaries in ancestral countries, and inform your search for genealogical records. Inside you'll find: • Historical maps of the European continent showing how national borders evolved over three centuries • Detailed country maps illustrating key geographical units--provinces, counties, regions, cities and more • Time lines of important events in each country's history • Lists of administrative divisions by country for easy reference • A complete index to aid in viewing maps of interest in greater detail online This country-by-country atlas is an indispensable tool for European genealogy. Put your ancestral origins in geographical context, unravel the boundary changes that trip up genealogists, and envision the old country as your ancestors knew it. The book is also a valuable reference for teachers, homeschooling parents and anyone with an interest in European history. Time travel across the continent with the Family Tree Historical Maps Book: Europe.
Categories: Reference

Maps and History

Maps and History

The War in Maps , pp . 10II , 14 , 6 . 61. Oxford , Bodleian Library , C 22:21 ( 29 ) . 62. G. Balla , ' Historical / School Wall - Maps in Hungary ' , in Making and Use of Historical Maps , Budapest International Cartographical ...

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300086938

Category: History

Page: 282

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Explores the role, development, and nature of the atlas and discusses its impact on the presentation of the past.
Categories: History

Historical Map of Pennsylvania

Historical Map of Pennsylvania

Showing the Indian Names of Streams, and Villages, and Paths of Travel; the Sites of Old Forts and Battle-fields; the Successive Purchases ... while the graver's tool leaves on newer maps no trace of fort , or path , or Indian village .

Author: Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433058957014

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 26

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Categories: Indians of North America

Documentary Archaeology in the New World

Documentary Archaeology in the New World

Chapter 9 On the use of historical maps Nancy S. Seasholes Historical maps , defined as those drawn contemporaneously with the subject they depict as well as those reconstructed at a later date , come in many types .

Author: Mary C. Beaudry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521449995

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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It outlines a fresh approach to the archaeological study of the historic cultures of North America.
Categories: Social Science

Analysing Historical Narratives

Analysing Historical Narratives

Firstly, that territory is not historically conditioned by different sociocultural interplays, migration cycles, or any human interaction but primarily through war. The great majority of historical maps discursively present the national ...

Author: Stefan Berger

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781800730472

Category: History

Page: 366

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For all of the recent debates over the methods and theoretical underpinnings of the historical profession, scholars and laypeople alike still frequently think of history in terms of storytelling. Accordingly, historians and theorists have devoted much attention to how historical narratives work, illuminating the ways they can bind together events, shape an argument and lend support to ideology. From ancient Greece to modern-day bestsellers, the studies gathered here offer a wide-ranging analysis of the textual strategies used by historians. They show how in spite of the pursuit of truth and objectivity, the ways in which historians tell their stories are inevitably conditioned by their discursive contexts.
Categories: History

Zoltán BIEDERMANN THE NEW ATLAS OF HISTORICAL MAPS OF THE PERSIAN GULF : METHODOLOGICAL ASPECTS PRESENTATION OF THE PROJECT ... The Atlas of Old Maps on the Persian Gulf edited by the Sahab publishing house and the catalogue The Gulf in ...

Author: Maḥmūd ʻAlāyī Ṭāliqānī

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 2909961400

Category: History

Page: 216

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Papers of the First Colloque international de cartographie historique du Golfe persique.
Categories: History

Catalogue of an Extensive Collection of Books in the English French Spanish and Italian Languages

Catalogue of an Extensive Collection of Books  in the English  French  Spanish  and Italian Languages

Geographical and statistical map of Scotland . 34. Historical map of Scotland from Fergus II . to James VI . 35. Geographical and statistical map of Ireland . 36. Historical map of the Milesian kings of Ireland . 37.

Author: H.C. Carey & I. Lea (Firm)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0021702874

Category: Publishers' catalogs

Page: 68

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Categories: Publishers' catalogs

Cyndi s List

Cyndi s List

Vendors • Aquarian Gallery Antique Prints and Maps http : // pre 1900prints.com/ • Baldwin's Old Prints , Maps & Charts http://commercial.visi.net/baldwins/ • The David Morgan Home Page http://www.davidmorgan.com/ Has British Ordnance ...

Author: Cyndi Howells

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 0806316780

Category: Reference

Page: 866

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A two volume set which provides researchers with more than 70,000 links to every conceivable genealogical resource on the Internet.
Categories: Reference