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[FYI] "Digital History Maps" (DHM)
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- Date: Mon, 3 May 1999 18:36:52 +0100
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CORDIS RTD-NEWS/c European Communities, 1999.
Record Control Number: 12884
Category: Programme implementation
The development of a uniform system to make large
quantities of historical geographic archives from
Sweden, Germany and Denmark accessible in digital
form via the Internet is currently being supported
by the European Commission's INFO2000 programme.
Entitled "Digital History Maps" (DHM), this
application is being developed as part of an
overall strategy to make more public sector
information available to the public, using
European multimedia content services.
Public archives contain large quantities of
historical maps and geographic information, which
provide comprehensive information about land use
through the ages. In this context, DHM will
demonstrate that the geography of the past can be
an important resource for the future.
By providing digital access to the data through
the Internet, it will both be preserved for future
generations, and archives will be opened up to the
general public, as well as to professional users
in sectors such as education, research and
Focusing on the development of common procedures
for cataloguing/inventory, for storage/archiving
and for access provision, DHM aims to develop a
pilot system, including a search engine and user
Data Source Provider: European Commission, DG XIII
Document Reference: Based on a report from DG
XIII's INFO2000 programme.
Programme Acronym: INFO2000
Subject Index Codes: Telecommunications;
Information, Media; Innovation, Technology
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