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[FYI] "Digital History Maps" (DHM)

                    CORDIS RTD-NEWS/c European Communities, 1999. 

                    Record Control Number: 12884

                    Date: 1999-05-03

                    Category: Programme implementation

                    General Information:

                    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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