Institutions

GLAM - Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums

Crowdsourcing

Invite colleagues or the general public to help your institution add geocoordinates to your digital map collections. Hundreds and thousands of maps can be processed and located within days or weeks. Collected coordinates enrich your existing bibliographic records.

Requirements

Reliable hosting with a simple upload mechanism can be provided by Klokan Technologies. If you already have the maps accessible online, with a viewer that supports IIIF standard, we just need a spreadsheet with links to the maps and catalogue records for the initial import.

Enrich metadata in catalog records

Adding coordinates to your maps make geographical searching of maps faster and more precise compared to searching by keywords

Pricing

There is a fee for initial setup and then a maintenance fee for each year running the service, which is according to the number of maps that you use, please see the pricelist. For any information regarding implementation of Georeferencer for your organization, please contact us.

Before the order, please make sure you are absolutely clear in these two values:

  • Amount of maps (total number)
  • Size of the maps (total in GB)

Institutions using Georeferencer

Over 100.000 images have already been successfully georeferenced in crowdsourcing pilots of our customers. After the maps are processed, they can be added to oldmapsonline.org

Click to explore pilots:

Staré mapy
bl.uk
National archief
Maps.nls.uk
Leiden University: Maps in the Crowd