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Austro-Hungarian Maps Online

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Building a Distributed Library of Map Images

The American Geographical Society Library, in conjunction with the University of Connecticut and the New York Public Library, created a metadata-driven, dynamic tool that enables the user to access and view map images by querying a digital gazetteer or place name. With funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the team scanned and geo-referenced the map series "Spezialkarte der Oesterreichisch-ungarischen Monarchie im Masse 1:75,000 der Natur" (Special Map of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the scale of 1:75,000). This set was published in Vienna over the period, 1877-1914. The set contains 776 sheets, with all editions of all sheets numbering over 3,665. Through a search engine, the maps can be viewed through a web browser or through Google Earth.

For more information on the project, visit the website "Building a Distributed Library of Map Images."

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