Studying cartographic heritage: Analysis and visualization of geometric distortions

  title={Studying cartographic heritage: Analysis and visualization of geometric distortions},
  author={Bernhard Jenny and Lorenz Hurni},
  journal={Computers & Graphics},
Old maps are increasingly used as a source for historical research. This is a consequence of the increased availability of old maps in digital form, of the emergence of user-friendly Geographical Information Systems, and of a heightened awareness of the unique information stored in old maps. As with every source for historical studies, when old maps are georeferenced and information is extracted for historical research, the accuracy and reliability of the geometric and semantic information must… CONTINUE READING
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