Head of the Digitization Department of Wroblewski Library of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences (LITHUANIA)
Topic name: Using Historical Digital Maps in the GIS System
The portal presents digitized materials associated with certain locales via interactive map applications of various topics and purposes. The historical plans provided in the portal are related together through a common coordinate system and thus can be compared not only with each other, but also with today maps and territorial images. This enables the user to accurately identify changes that have taken place in the city, to explore the historical context of Vilnius spaces. The project „Forgotten Vilnius“ not only gives archival materials a new life by making them available to public, but also creates a new product: digitized historical maps with a common coordinate system as a data service for all who wish to create new derivative information products.