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Proc. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 1, 39, 2018
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Proc. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 1, 39, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/ica-proc-1-39-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  16 May 2018

16 May 2018

Two Web-GIS Projects on Russian Historical Sources of the 15–19th Centuries

Aleksei A. Frolov1 and Aleksei A. Golubinskiy2 Aleksei A. Frolov and Aleksei A. Golubinskiy
  • 1Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
  • 2Institute of Russian History, Russian Academy of Sciences; Russian State Archive of Ancient Documents, Moscow, Russia

Keywords: Russian cartography, 16-17th centuries, Geographical information, Historical sources, Cartographic drawings, Archival publication, Settlement structure, Web-GIS, General Survey, Boundaries

Abstract. The paper describes an experience of online-publication of Russian archival materials by means of two web-GIS projects. The first project is devoted to publication of the collection of the earliest Russian cartographic drawings (mainly 2nd half of the 17th century), which cover a significant part of Russian territory, mainly the European part (http://rgada.info/geos2). Most of them have never been published and were not easily accessible for scholars and users due to poor physical condition. We tried to combine opportunities of geocoding of the picture with capacity to use an authentic image. The second project offers the results of localization of toponyms and land parcels from various documents (15–19th cc.) connected with one region of the Russian State called Bezhetsk Upland (http://rgada.info/bezheck/popup.html). These results were arranged in the set of layers which may be combined by the user.

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