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Guest blog: ‘Unfamiliar items’ on maps – Legal drugs

By Heleen Hayes While georeferencing Indonesian maps of the late 19t till early 20th century, I came across some unfamiliar, but surprisingly interesting buildings and area descriptions. This made

Seminar: Publish for Impact

Stand out. When October 27th, 14.00-16.30. Door opens at 13.30 Where Science Centre Mijnbouwstraat 120 2628 RX Delft Speakers Anna Treadway, Scientific Reports (Springer-Nature): The

The Asian Library is taking shape

The construction of The Asian Library on the roof of the University Library is progressing steadily. The original row of merlons has been sawn off during the summer, the Asian Library’s roof is in p

A milestone: 90% of the maps has been georeferenced!

Today our Maps in the Crowd project reached a milestone, with currently 90% of the 6678 maps georeferenced. With only 10% left, the project draws to a close. When all maps have been done, probably

A reservoir of maps: topographical maps of Java before the building of embankment dams

The maps from the KITLV collection that are selected for georeferencing consist for a large part of sheets of topographical map series. The Topographisch Bureau in Batavia was the largest colonial map