Database of the digitized map collections
map collections outside the Czech Republic

Département des Cartes et plans. Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Name of the digital map collection: Département des Cartes et plans
Web address of digitized cartographic documents: http://gallica.bnf.fr
National identifier of the collection (if available):
The main thematic content/s of the collection: National collection
The collection departmental code: -


Address: 58 rue de Richelieu 75004 Paris
Name of contact person: Eve Netchine
Phone to contact person:
Contact person's email eve.netchine@bnf.fr

Information about the collection

The most important printed publications about the map collection:

Other important information about the collection:

The physical fund of the collection

The total size of the physical fund (also not processed): 1.000.000
The number of processed units in the electronic catalogue: 361.249
The number of physical units of old cartographic materials: 300.000
The typology of old cartographic materials: old maps; manuscript maps; old atlases; old globes;
Expected final processing of the collection: After 5 and more years

The digital fund of the map collection

The total number of individual digitized images (also unpublished): 78.000
Of this number is already published: 76.000
The collection is published: on-line;
The number of files in the databases of images (i.e. voluminous maps or atlases, so more objects joined in one):
The number of accessible 3D objects (globes, models, etc.): 100

Descriptive metadata

Library or archive programs used for cataloging: others;
Standards used for metadata descriptions:
Rules used to create metadata: ISBD;
Methodologies used for the description: RDA;
Indexing by: subject entries; chronological entries; geographical entries;
Are the before mentioned selection terms exported into metadata? yes
Additional information on the method and scope of the description:

Services offered with digitized maps

Georeferencing (ground controlling) of maps: Yes
Map selection from map layouts: Yes
Search by map markers: Yes
Reading old fonts in the OCR: Yes
Full text search from legends: Yes
Digitization of maps on request: Yes
Other services: Users of data: elementary schools, secondary schools, universities, Academy of science, Science institutes, publishing houses, television, radio, film production, documents, public Providing of educational and promotional materials: Selections on the web, catalogs, papers..

Aggregation into higher units

Digitalized cartographic documents are eported into superior aggregates:

Last data update 23/02/2021 22:06:09 by the user novotna