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Gesher Galicia's map room:

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  • Laurence Krupnak
    Gesher Galicia s map room: a.. This digital Map Room is a spin-off of the Gesher Galicia Cadastral Map and Land Owner Records Project, a long-term research
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      Gesher Galicia's map room:


      a.. This digital Map Room is a spin-off of the Gesher Galicia Cadastral
      Map and Land Owner Records Project, a long-term research project to
      acquire and publish land and building records in the former
      Austro-Hungarian province of Galicia, now Poland and Ukraine. The
      project inventory is large, a portion of which contains maps which are
      useful to historians and genealogists studying Galicia. Many of these
      historic maps are truly beautiful.

      As described by Brian J. Lenius, author of the Genealogical Gazetteer of
      Galicia, "Three distinct property land surveys were conducted for all of
      Galicia during the Austrian period of the 18th and 19th centuries. These
      consisted of detailed records showing the size of land parcels, type of
      land, crops grown and more. The Austrian Stable Cadastral Survey of the
      1830s to 1860s consisted of records and extremely detailed maps showing
      the smallest parcels of land, individual yards, houses, barns, roads,
      field plots, synagogues and even large trees. At least three versions of
      these maps were created at the time including a field sketch, a
      preliminary drafted version and the Cadastral Map in full color. At
      least one or more versions of these maps still exist for most villages."

      Digital images of maps in the inventory are being acquired in archives
      with collections covering the historic region of Galicia, in modern
      Ukraine, Poland, Germany, and Austria. Historic maps were often produced
      on multiple sheets; to display the maps here, typically the individual
      sheets are digitally stitched together and then tiled to simplify
      viewing in a web browser; Gesher Galicia thanks MapTiler/ GDAL2Tiles,
      Klokan Petr Pridal, GDAL & OSGeo. The original maps are the property of
      the source archives; in most cases the stitched images and the viewer
      presented here were created by Gesher Galicia, Inc. and should not be
      copied.

      The maps are grouped by scale (regional or town) plus a category of
      'special' maps. Maps are added here as new images are collected and
      stitched.
      a..

      http://maps.geshergalicia.org/
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