Project

A detailed study of Ferraris’s map in the framework of new techniques

Duration
01 January 2010 → 31 December 2015
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
    • Study of regions
  • Engineering and technology
    • Geomatic engineering
Keywords
lineage studies Austrian Netherlands historical cartography georeferencing historical G.I.S. map key
 
Project description

Ferraris’ Carte de Cabinet (1770-1778) is the oldest, large-scale topographical map of our region. In an initial stage, the semiology, semantics, geometrical deformations and geodetic framework of the map are investigated and lineage studies from and towards other maps are performed. The results of this research will then be used to integrate the map in a purposely designed historical G.I.S.