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

Map Collection. The National Library of Latvia

Name of the digital map collection: Latvian National Digital Library: Maps
Web address of digitized cartographic documents: http://kartes.lnb.lv/
National identifier of the collection (if available):
The main thematic content/s of the collection: Maps of Latvia and maps made by Latvians
The collection departmental code: HISTORY


Address: Mūkusalas iela 3, Rīga, LV-1423, Latvia
Name of contact person: Reinis Vāvers
Phone to contact person:
Contact person's email reinis.vavers@lnb.lv

Information about the collection

The most important printed publications about the map collection: "Several hundred digitized Latvian historical maps available on the NLL homepage"

Other important information about the collection: https://lnb.lv/en/collections-reading-rooms/cartographic-publications https://lndb.lv/ ; http://data.lnb.lv/nba05/kartes/frame.htm

The physical fund of the collection

The total size of the physical fund (also not processed): 50.000
The number of processed units in the electronic catalogue: 50.000
The number of physical units of old cartographic materials: 800
The typology of old cartographic materials: old maps; manuscript maps; old atlases; old globes;
Expected final processing of the collection: All is processed

The digital fund of the map collection

The total number of individual digitized images (also unpublished): 10.000
Of this number is already published: 2.000
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): 3.150
The number of accessible 3D objects (globes, models, etc.): 0

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: "RDA and cartographic resources". London: Facet Publishing, 2015.
Indexing by: chronological entries; geographical entries;
Are the before mentioned selection terms exported into metadata? some
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: No
Full text search from legends: No
Digitization of maps on request: Yes
Other services: The most voluminous we have published in our map portal are US topographic map series on scale 1:50 000 consisting of ~150 map sheets. We have also added a layer of Soviet topographic map 1:10 000 with more than 3000, but cannot relly display it due to the autorship rights. Users of data: elementary schools, secondary schools, universities, Academy of science, Science institutes, publishing houses, television, radio, film production, public Providing of educational and promotional materials: B

Aggregation into higher units

Digitalized cartographic documents are eported into superior aggregates: Europeana;

Last data update 30/04/2021 02:48:50 by the user novotna