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Closing the Gap Between Historical Digital Map Libraries and SDIs
Research Areas
  • Geology
The initiatives and projects in the field of historical Digital Map Libraries (DML) have greatly increased in the last few years. Most of them aim to provide access to old maps through geoportals that allow access to thousands of maps stored in the cartographic collections of different libraries and archives. The achieved progress is remarkable, since these geoportals are providing remote access capability to resources, through optimised searches, which until now were difficult to access. It is also worthwhile to highlight the impact of the current services on fund safety, preventing manipulations such as damage, deterioration and thefts from happening. This paper aims at describing the useful and basic similarities between the Spatial Data Infrastructure as a distributed geoportal and a DML in terms of conformance to (a) standards (e.g. geographic metadata: ISO 19115, Dublin Core); (b) agreements (e.g. local, regional, national or international level; INSPIRE Directive); and (c) services (e.g. Open Geospatial Consortium - OGC: WMS, WFS, CSW). It also discusses the technological and policy considerations to be taken into account apart from the perspective that the cartographic heritage contained in the DMLs stands out as an exceptional case within the generic frame of an SDI. Mainly because, maps catalogued in libraries have been usually described according to generic bibliographic metadata schemata such as the MARC standards (UNIMARC, MARC21, and IBERMARC). They are not always comprehensible by traditional geoportals, and it is necessary to define the appropriate crosswalks for these descriptive profiles.
11th. International Conference for Spatial Data Infrastructure.
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Proceedings of the 11th. International Conference for Spatial Data Infrastructure
  • Autor: Miguel Angel Bernabe Poveda (UPM)
  • Autor: Miguel Angel Manso Callejo (UPM)
  • Autor: Monica Wachowicz . (UPM)
  • Autor: Alberto Fernández Wyttenbach (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: MERCATOR Tecnologías de la GeoInformación
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Topográfica y Cartografía
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