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Dear Users,

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The Arcanum Science Digital Library Plus service has been started!

ADT+, http://adtplus.arcanum.hu

Detailed information:
E-mail: biszak@upcmail.hu


ADT Plus available to institutions as well

ADT+, http://adtplus.arcanum.hu

Detailed information:
E-mail: biszak@upcmail.hu

MAPIRE.EU has been updated

ARCANUM updated our well-known website, http://mapire.eu (Historical Maps of Habsburg Empire). We published new maps and we have made serious development in software.

The most important new contents and features:

  • We publish the First Military Survey which was made in 18th century. It is almost 100 years older, than the 2nd survey, so we can see much more older landscape, buiding, etc. For example in Hungary it was made before the water control, so we can inverstigate the old stream and old water bed.
    In this time the geodetic system was not accurate, so we had to improve the accuracy of the georeferencing. We used GCP method (to find same point in old and in the new maps) so we improved the accuracy. It is surprise to us, that in some territory (e.g. Austrian Netherland) the improvemnet was very succesful (we acheved 150-200 ms), but in some cases (e.g. Mahren) it was unsuccesful (accuracy 500-600 m). It is consequency of the inaccurate old survey.
  • We improved the quality of the 2nd Survey images, the new georeferencing was made from the uncompressed TIFFs, so we have better result. We increased the territory, we found and we digitized the territory of Valachia in Kriegsarchiv in Vienna (same time, same style and geodetic system) so this territory fit in perfect way to the 2nd survey.
  • We started to publish the Cadastral maps of Hungary and Croatia. We plan to publish one mosaic for whole territory. Now we publish only the perfect Hungarian counties (Győr-Moson-Sopron, Vas, Veszprém), but we will continuously publish everything we have.
    In Cadastral maps we have very detailed and accurate (10-15m) settlement borders and county borders from them and we can see the old name of the settlements.
  • We published the Third Military Survey for Hungarian Kingdom (1:25.000 with Transylvania and Croatia), and the whole Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (1:75.000, printed including Bosnia). Unfortunately the 1:25.000 colored, manuscrpits sheets disappeared, only 200 sheets survived, we have only black and white copies from the other 1300.
  • We published 30 beautiful, old maps (2500 sheets) of Budapest (treasured in City Archives of Budapest). With this very old and very detailed maps we can follow the changing and growing of the capital city of Hungary from 18th century until 20th century.
  • We improved the software: - we can see everything in 3D (military survey, Cadastral maps and Budapest maps also) - in synchronized mode we can compare the maps in two windows - we have better overview in the open page

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New technology available at Arcanum!

We have the capability for high resolution, two-dimensional digitization of almost any kind of objects regardless to its size including maps, plans, paintings, statues, etc.

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information!