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76,000 maps and plans accessible in the digital reading rooms of the State Archives

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30/10/2018 - Digitisation

The State Archives holds a real treasure of cartographic materials, but handing out original maps and plans in the reading rooms bears the risk of deteriorating the state of conservation of these documents. Indeed, repeated unrolling and rolling-up of these maps and plans that are sometimes of considerable size has taken its toll on the documents, which called for a large-scale digitization campaign. In recent years, some 60,000 maps and plans were digitised. This number increases steadily. Roughly 44,000 of these digital images have been processed and are now available for research.

For the time being, the digitised maps and plans are available in the digital reading rooms of the State Archives only (via the Intranet to which you have access in each reading room), but not online via the Internet. Users can order digital reproductions of a map or plan at the State Archives repository where the map or plan in question is conserved.

Which maps and plans?

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