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

Map Department. Zentralbibliothek Zurich

Name of the digital map collection: Kartenportal.CH
Web address of digitized cartographic documents: http://www.kartenportal.ch
National identifier of the collection (if available):
The main thematic content/s of the collection: topographic maps
The collection departmental code: GEOGRAPHY


Address: Zähringerplatz 6, 8001 Zurich
Name of contact person: Jost Schmid
Phone to contact person:
Contact person's email jost.schmid@zb.uzh.ch

Information about the collection

The most important printed publications about the map collection:
Höhener, Hans-Peter: Die Kartensammlung der Zentralbibliothek Zürich, in: Zürcher Taschenbuch auf das Jahr 1977), S. 62-86 ;
Jost Schmid (Hrsg.): Kartenwelten. Die Kartensammlung der Zentralbibliothek Zürich. Murten 2010.

Other important information about the collection: https://www.zb.uzh.ch/de/collections/karten-und-panoramen

The physical fund of the collection

The total size of the physical fund (also not processed): 320.000
The number of processed units in the electronic catalogue: 100.000
The number of physical units of old cartographic materials: 30.000
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The total number of individual digitized images (also unpublished): 5.000
Of this number is already published: 3.000
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.): 2

Descriptive metadata

Library or archive programs used for cataloging: Aleph;
Standards used for metadata descriptions:
Rules used to create metadata: RDA;
Methodologies used for the description: ISBD;
Indexing by: key words; 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: No
Reading old fonts in the OCR: No
Full text search from legends: No
Digitization of maps on request: Yes
Other services:
Further data access: Kartenportal.CH
Users of data: universities, Academy of science, Science institutes, publishing houses, television, radio, film production, documents, public, Citizens
Providing of educational and promotional materials: on request

Aggregation into higher units

Digitalized cartographic documents are eported into superior aggregates: Kartenportal.ch;

Last data update 05/05/2021 11:48:43 by the user novotna