A clear modelling of the fuzzy geometric and semantic data of the Ferraris map in a historical GIS

01 October 2011 → 30 September 2015
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
    • Study of regions
  • Engineering and technology
    • Geomatic engineering
automated image recognition lineage studies historical cartography point set based region approximation georeferencing
Project description

The Carte de Cabinet of count Joseph de Ferraris (1770-1780) is the oldest, large-scale topographical map of our regions. To allow the map to realize its full potential in different research disciplines a GIS-model will be developed to deal with the map's vague geometry and semantics (the occurrence of globel and local geometric deformations and the absence of parish bouncaries respectively).