“DIGMAP – Discovering our Past World with Digitised Maps. DIGMAP is a
service for resource discovery and access to old maps and related
resources, with a focus on their geographic information.”
Here is the information about the gazetteer established by the EU’s ambitious DIGMAP program.
The URL is [listed below]:
One significant advantage of the DIGMAP gazetteer is that its creators have combined a number of existing gazetteers, including those that specialize in the location of historic placenames [such as
the Alexandria Digital Library (ADL) at
http://www.alexandria.ucsb.edu/ – ed.].
This is helpful to those who struggle to locate places in documents that date from prior to the great territorial and placename changes of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Site contents: * Contact; * Search; * Service Interfaces.
[A potentially very useful online service in the early stages of
implementation. The DIGMAP gazetteer is even more laconic (or
cryptic) than the already terse services of the Alexandria Digital
Library (ADL) at http://www.alexandria.ucsb.edu/ and of the Getty
Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN) at
www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/tgn/index.html. However, it
greatly outclasses both the ADL and TGN in terms of its speed, and
its use of online maps/satellite imagery published by the Google Maps
(http://maps.google.com/) – ed.]