Sciweavers

Share
EUROMED
2010

Use of Geoinformatics for the Digitization and Visualization of Cartographic Heritage: The Case of an Early 1920s Mytilene Town

9 years 7 months ago
Use of Geoinformatics for the Digitization and Visualization of Cartographic Heritage: The Case of an Early 1920s Mytilene Town
A map series of 1920s Mytilene town, property of Lesvos Archives, had been inaccessible due to its poor condition. One map of this series was restored, scanned, digitised and given a geographical reference system. Geographical coordinates were collected, and geoinformatics technology was used to create a geographically corrected map in GCSGGRS-1987 Geographical Coordinated System and Greek Grid as a Projected Coordinated System. Comparison of the map to a 1953 map series revealed that the latter is a hand-made copy of the first. Therefore GIS tools were used to digitally visualise missing areas of the authentic map. This project may open new horizons for the Mytilene cartographic heritage through the creation of a digital map library, featuring the history of the town's cartography, and the development and use of new interpretation tools allowing online access for educational and recreational activities.
Evangelia Kyriazi, Nikolaos Soulakellis, Georgios
Added 11 Feb 2011
Updated 11 Feb 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where EUROMED
Authors Evangelia Kyriazi, Nikolaos Soulakellis, Georgios Tataris, Stefanos Lappas
Comments (0)
books