Geographia Polonica (2002) vol. 75, iss. 1

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An online database of Polish towns and historical landscapes using an Internet map server

Takashi Oguchi, Kyoji Saito, Midori Hara, Michael Grossman, Shigeru Yamamoto

Geographia Polonica (2002) vol. 75, iss. 1, pp. 111-117

Abstract

A database of Polish towns and historical landscapes including town layouts, churches, and castles has been compiled and made available on the Internet. Lists of towns and historical landscapes, photographs of landscapes, and basic map components have been loaded to a map server system with GIS software which can be used to create web pages with maps, attribute tables, and photographs. Users can change the geographi-cal area of the map, the map components, and the contents of the data table displayed. This system permits easy on-line browsing of the information in the database from anywhere in the world.

Keywords: Poland, towns, historical landscapes, GIS, Internet map server

Takashi Oguchi, Center for Spatial Information Science, University of Tokyo, c/o Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
Kyoji Saito, Center for Spatial Information Science, University of Tokyo, c/o Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
Midori Hara, epartment of Geography, Faculty of Education, Saitama University, Shimo-Okubo, Saitama City 338-8570, Japan
Michael Grossman, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 234 Science Hall, Madison, WI 53706-1491. USA
Shigeru Yamamoto, Department of Geography, Faculty of Letters, Hosei University, 2-17-1, Fujimi, Chiyoda, Tokyo