Lithuania topographic maps 1914-1945
Time period of implementation: 2018-2019
Funding institution: Lithuanian Council for Culture
Project developer: Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences
Project leader: Egidijus Gotalskis
Project partners: Hnit-Baltic UAB, Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian of Sciences, IT Gama UAB
The Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences holds a copious collection of topographic maps of Lithuania (about 400 items of cartographic documents dated from 1914-1945). These documents have until now been little known and little accessible to the general public. Moreover, the paper maps are complicated to use in historical research: they are drawn in different coordinate systems using different units of measurements, symbols and languages.
Implementing a 2018-2019 project funded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture, the Wroblewski Library aims to make this copious collection of topographic maps from its collections available to the public through online map applications. The georeferenced digital maps are available in open access on the map website of the Library. This service is intended to promote new, so far nearly impossible, scientific research, to become a means of education in secondary and higher schools of Lithuania and to inspire people of Lithuania to take more interest in their history. The project leader is Egidijus Gotalskis.