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The evaluation of archival maps in geohistorical research

Authors
  • Panecki, Tomasz
Type
Published Article
Journal
Miscellanea Geographica
Publisher
De Gruyter Open
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2015
Volume
19
Issue
4
Pages
72–77
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1515/mgrsd-2015-0027
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

The array of archival maps from the 19th and 20th centuries is very large and, in order to assess their reliability for a particular analysis, some kind of evaluation form must be used. The proposed evaluation form comprises both formal and quantitative criteria, enriched with the maps’ elaboration circumstances, which may influence their reliability. These factors are also applied at both the spatial and attribute levels of information. Guidelines include: the scope of content, the map’s mathematical precision, the descriptive information correctness, the time reference of the content, and the information transfer efficiency.

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