Important updates to the Gesher Galicia Map Room #galicia #poland #ukraine

Jay Osborn

A new look for the Gesher Galicia Map Room, and new information to help you use it!

We are proud that the Map Room has added many historical maps of Galicia over the past 10 years, but we recognize that the sheer number of maps has lately made it a bit harder to find the best ones applicable to your research. Now we've organized the maps into categories, simplified the finding tools, and started a series of reference articles and tutorials which can help you better appreciate and exploit the value of the maps. Each of the map sections and resource pages includes one or many excerpts from maps in our collection and elsewhere, to stimulate your curiosity and illustrate the topics discussed on the page.

We have also significantly expanded the linked list of map sources (archives, libraries, and other collections), as well as the bibliography of books, articles, web pages, and other resources relevant to historical maps of Galicia. We would like to thank the many volunteers and contractors who have contributed to the Map Room over the past decade and in this latest update, with map records research and sourcing, historical analysis, web management and programming, and tools development. Now we encourage everyone to explore the new Map Room and to spend time wandering the landscapes of the past!

Jay Osborn
Gesher Galicia Digital Maps Manager
Lviv, Ukraine

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