Tutorial on difficult and advanced maps

For anyone experiencing problems with the difficult maps in our collection, please visit the tutorial page for our new tutorial on advanced maps. We made a list of several overview maps in map series which are difficult to georeference. We hope this helps you with finding more reference points in these 19th century maps. Please leave a comment with any request on how we can help you with the georeferencing process.

http://blogs.library.leiden.edu/mapsinthecrowd/tutorial/

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Status report: 8% has been georeferenced

We’re shifting gears with Maps in the Crowd. Over 500 maps are now georeferenced, meaning that 8% has been done. With an ever shifting top ten, it’s exciting to see that many contributors are working hard to reference our collection of old maps. In the coming days we will inform you about a part of our collection that you are currently working on. You can expect a few blogposts about some interesting maps and a short movie to invite even more people to join our project.

Again, keep up the good work!

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Status report: 3% has been georeferenced

The project has been underway for nearly two weeks now and we’re happy to report that a total of 227 maps have been georeferenced so far. For all details, check out the ‘Results’ page. There’s a fierce competition among the top contributors, but there’s still 6451 opportunities remaining for you to make your mark with Maps in the Crowd!

So, please keep up the good work! Thanks for all your efforts!

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And we’re off!

The Leiden Georeferencer is open for business! Over 7000 maps await you…

Contribute to the progress of academic research by joining our geocrowdsourcing project of old maps from our Special Collections. The most active contributors will gain a spot in our library ‘Hall of Fame’ and will be rewarded with a special price.

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The wait is over! New maps available on February 11 at noon

We’ve completed our preparations and are happy to announce the launch of the renewed Leiden Georeferencer! As from February 11th (noon) you’ll be able to geotag over 7000 maps from the KITLV heritage collection (the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Carribean Studies).Georeferencing at Leiden University

Contribute to the progress of academic research by joining our geocrowdsourcing project of old maps from our Special Collections. The most active contributors will gain a spot in our library ‘Hall of Fame’ and will be rewarded with a special price. Read all about it on this blog.

New maps available shortly!

Currently, we’re preparing a large new set of maps to include in our Leiden Georeferencer tool. This consist of 7620 maps from the KITLV heritage collection (the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Carribean Studies). The crowdsourcing project is aimed to start in february.

You can already browse these maps through our KITLV Digital Image Library

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