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National Progress Report Denmark. Map Curator group is not existing Hiskis and Geoforum are groups where mapcuratorship could be discussed

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national progress report denmark
National Progress ReportDenmark
  • Map Curator group is not existing
  • Hiskis and Geoforum are groups where mapcuratorship could be discussed
  • Geoforum is the national umbrella organisation for cartographic activities, they provide courses in GIS and have regular meetings on different aspects of cartography.
  • Geoforum organize each year Danish Mapping days with papers, exhibiton and workshops
progress report
Progress report
  • Few remaining map collections
  • Merging and closing of map collections
  • Full time mapcurators at The National Survey and National Library
  • Archives from survey moves to National Archive
  • Negoziation between National Archive and National Library on map storage and user service
the royal library
The Royal Library
  • Plans for automation of the last manual catalogues
  • Merging of former Science Univ Library and National Library
  • Geography collection and user service have been centralised
  • Negotiations on merging of Institute Libraries and University Libraries
the royal library4
The Royal Library
  • New internal organization:
  • Merging of responsibility of maps in former science univ library
  • Maps, Print and Photograph collection together with Dept. Of Legal Deposit
  • Two missed atlasses returned from ”our” internal thief.
  • Map Collection responsibel for ICHC 2009
hiskis
Hiskis
  • Organization for historical cartography in computerized form
  • Coordinate digitisation projects
  • Give central access to digitized maps
  • Arrange seminars and workshops
  • Produce bibliographies and other information
the national survey
The National Survey
  • Closing of paper map production
  • Archives of older printed maps sold to private map dealer
  • Paper printing rights on licitation
  • Archives are scanned and then moved to the National Archive
  • Immense acces to digital historical maps on the homepage http://www.kms.dk/
acqusitions
Acqusitions
  • No remarkable buys but a significant price record was made in january selling a Blaeu globe d. 68 cm for 2.5 mill d. cr. (app. 300.000 Euros)
  • 40.000 aerial photographs from RAF donated to the Royal Library from Basic Cover mission in may 1954
law on legal deposit
Law on Legal Deposit
  • New law dec. 2004
  • All digitized maps made public has to be delivered ( maps on internet included)
  • More details tomorrow
map collectors society
Map Collectors Society
  • Society founded 2004
  • Arrange visit and papers on map history
  • 3-6 meetings each year
new products
New products
  • DDO Land and By (ortho photomap)
  • Private produced maps and atlasses based on National Survey data
exhibitions
Exhibitions
  • Museum of National History in Aarhus – exhibition on map making 2004-2005
  • Husum Map Exhibition from sept. 2006 on the danish cartographer Johannes Mejer
  • Several maps from the Royal Library have been in exhibitions outside the library
  • National Museum
  • National History Museum
  • German Museums in Berlin and Halle
conferences and symposia
Conferences and symposia
  • Odense workshop on historical cadastral mapping and GIS nov. 2004
  • Roskilde :Historical Maps for Use in Planning

two days may 2005

  • Roskilde: Communicationlandscape and historical maps two days sept 2004
  • All arranged by Hiskis
  • Symposia on town maps at Aarhus University arranged by research group
new book
New book
  • Kort som kilde en håndbog for kulturhistorikere og geografer af Peter Korsgaard
  • Sep. 2006
  • A book about danish maps with explanation of the different map series and their usability for historians, geographers, archaeologist etc.
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