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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 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

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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

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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

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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

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  • 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

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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

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  • 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

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Law on Legal Deposit

  • New law dec. 2004

  • All digitized maps made public has to be delivered ( maps on internet included)

  • More details tomorrow

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Map Collectors Society

  • Society founded 2004

  • Arrange visit and papers on map history

  • 3-6 meetings each year

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New products

  • DDO Land and By (ortho photomap)

  • Private produced maps and atlasses based on National Survey data

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  • 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

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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

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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.