THE MAP ROOM


from The Danish Connection
Hugh's rough guide to danish maps on line


there are many wonderful maps on the net for Denmark, but they are  easiest to use if you can read danish.

For modern maps go first  to http://www.krak.dk/  click on "Kort"
or enter a name or address in the yellow  åpages "Find Firma"
or white pages phone book "Find Person"

Vej/husnr.:   = street house / number
put in
brumleby 90
and the blue spot shows where I am sitting RIGHT now
Postnr. / By:   =   post number (zip code)   / town
2100    gives this destrict

Slet = clear form
søg = search

DIS DANMARK

DIS-Danmark - english: "DIS-Danmark is an association of genealogical researchers who use data processing and computers as a tool for genealogical research."

Index of Counties (Amter), Districts (Herreder) and Parishes (Sogne) in Denmark
Attention!
This page is outdated. Please refer to http://www.dis-danmark.dk/amt-herred-sogn/ DIS-Danmark: Amt-Herred-Sogn
historically  DIS Denmark is the origin of those maps on geocities
a convenient entry point is via  http://ddd.sa.dk/

on the Danish side there are some hidden resources 
http://ddd.sa.dk/kiplink1.htm

Kort over amterne = maps of the counites Amtsindelingen 1793-1970

http://www.google.com/search?biw=1009&hl=en&q=Kort+over+amte
rne+&btnG=Google+Search


kort over amterne fra 1682 til 1793.
is what I am looking for

http://www.dis-danmark.dk/kort/kort.htm

is clickable to herred
(church administrative districts / hundreds )

click further   in and you get contacts who do - opslag i klden - look-ups in sources



http://www.dis-danmark.dk/kort/he_sokke.htm
I live in Sokkelund herred

sogn = parish number 23 St Jacob
endnu ikke klipbart - not yet clickable



back to http://ddd.sa.dk/kiplink1.htm
Kort over indtastninger

http://www.dis-danmark.dk/kipkort/fronta-e.php
countymaps showing which census records are being transcribed at the moment and which have already been made available in the source transcription project.

click on a year

eg http://www.dis-danmark.dk/kipkort/kort/kobe1860.gif

Udenbys Klædebo kvarter
is where I live and the yellow bit is that which I am very slowly transcribing

MODERN AND HISTORICAL MAPS


Kort & Matrikelstyrelsen the land registry, which make all the maps
http://www.kms.dk/C1256C62002F8C6B/

In the beginning of the 19th century the registration of real estate property, which is still used today, was initiated. During this registration and the following maintenance, maps and records were created. These documents are of considerable importance for genealogists.

The reading room is open Monday to Friday from 10 am til 2 pm. The phone number is +45 35 87 58 12

this is an essential source if your ancestors owned land
again in Danish there is much more on thje website http://www.kms.dk/

dropdown menu >> mest til fritid >>  Slægtsforskning  >>  Danmark - Før og nu
  Funktionen viser høje målebordsblade fra perioden 1842-99
og 4-cm kortene fra 1986-97 i et og sammen vindue.
the small window is the main disadvantage and it need modern addresses to navigate.

THE BEST ONLINE MAP COLLESTION of all
is the register (index) of archaeological finds 

 Det Kulturhistoriske Centralregister

Gå på opdagelse i nationalmuseets register over fund og oldtidsanlæg.

Landsdækkende database over fund og fortidsminder. Begrænset adgang for gæster.
www.dkconline.dk/
SØGNING = searching
search a parish name
Oplysningerne i "Fund og Fortidsminder" er sorteret efter amter, herreder og sogne.

eg Randers

DKC har registreret 99 lokaliteter i Randers sogn
Arkæologisk ansvarshavende museum: Kulturhistorisk Museum Randers (KHM)

eg Rundhøj, Oldtid ==   burial mound / tumulus   - prehistoric
click on the map icon
   Fund og Fortidsminder
 
7 scales of contemporary maps,
6 scales for  aerial photos from Ortofotos
eg 1:5.000  and  play with the tools   try  1000   x 1000 pixels  and 100% quality
2 scales of  historical maps www.dkconline.dk/

BTW This was new for me   http://www.kommunekort.dk/
and shows   in detail modern plans  eg
Adresse
BRUMLEBY 90

that site is paid for by Københavns Kommune, Stadskonduktørembedet.

ONE PERSON'S MAP COLLECTION

at http://www.246.dk/korsholm.html (which site map at Site Map +246sitemap+ has all sorts of fun stuff by Kai Birger Nielsen +246birger+)

HISTORICAL BOUNDARIES

 http://ddd.sa.dk/d4/dddweb/amter.gif
before 1793   LENS  system was in use
related to estate ownership and bishopricks

after 1970 some  older amts were amalgamated

and now 2005 abolished into 5 regions  for hospital governance at least.

COPIES OF MAPS

COPENHAGEN KØBENHAVN Kjøbenhavn jpg
This is part of a map of whole of Denmark which was 
published by the newspaper POLITIKEN in 1898 
and republished in DJVU format by the Royal Library, Copenhagen Denmark 

Politiken 1898 djvu this the whole of Denmark
and the original is in the Danish Royal Library map collection 
- uses the plug in DJVU  - see below

Randers 1858
WARNING VERY BIG raw TIF 7.04 MB RAW SCAN froma photo copy the original is in Randers Local Archive printable in A2

LINKS

Fund og Fortidsminderhttp://www.dkconline.dk/

Finds and Ancient Monuments - a wonderful collection of new and old maps and aerial photographs form the background for this catalogue.
I will try and write an english HELP page over the next couple of months. Meanwhile if you cannot read danish, you better ask for help with locating farms and villages on a message board or list or usenet group

Om "Fund og Fortidsminder

Begrebet "Det Kulturhistoriske Centralregister" (DKC) har i mange år været synonymt med Nationalmuseets landsdækkende database over arkæologiske fund og fortidsminder.
Sådan er det ikke mere.
Med den nye museumslov, der trådte i kraft den 1. januar 2002, blev DKC en del af den nyoprettede Kulturarvsstyrelse, der har ansvar for størsteparten af kulturarven – fra arkæologiske udgravninger, over fredede bygningsværker til de statslige og statsanerkendte museer. Da flere kulturhistoriske og museale databaser nu er blevet samlet i ét hus, giver navnet "Det Kulturhistoriske Centralregister" ikke længere nogen mening, og derfor har vi valgt at introducere det mere dækkende "Fund og Fortidsminder".

Kulturarvsstyrelsens Dokumentationskontor, som har det overordnede ansvar for databaserne, vil på længere sigt etablere en fælles indgang til de forskellige kulturarvsdatabaser, således at man f.eks. kan få vist arkæologiske fund, fredede bygninger og bevaringsværdige kulturmiljøer på det samme danmarkskort eller kan gå fra en bestemt gravhøj til oplysninger om de genstande, der blev fundet ved udgravningen af den.

Den historiske baggrund
Det tidligere Kulturhistoriske Centralregister blev oprettet i forbindelse med museumsloven af 1984, men havde rødder tilbage i et samarbejde mellem den daværende Fredningsstyrelse, Nationalmuseet og de danske museer om at overføre "Sognebeskrivelsen" til edb.

Sognebeskrivelsen er et omfattende tekst- og kortmateriale, som blev grundlagt i 1873 med gennemførelsen af de såkaldte "herredsrejser".

Resultatet blev en systematisk og landsdækkende optegnelse af de danske fortidsminder og findesteder. Dette store antikvariske materiale befinder sig i arkiverne på Nationalmuseet.

Kulturarvsstyrelsen/Dokumentation varetager både det fortsatte arbejde med indtastningen af Sognebeskrivelsen og registreringen af alle nye fund og fortidsminder, der indberettes fra landets kulturhistoriske museer.
Ud over fund fra landjorden indeholder registeret også oplysninger om skibsvrag, undersøiske bopladser og andre marine fund.

Læs mere om lokaliteter i Fund og Fortidsminder, om den aktuelle registreringsstatus og om arealer på dkconline.


maps of Denmark today and yesterday Danmark før og nu
unfortunately you need a modern street address to use it effectively.

Kort & Matrikelstyrelsen - Note these Danish pages are best for genealogists - Miljøministeriet department - Kort & Matrikelstyrelsen maps and land registration - Kort & Matrikelstyrelsen in english - Home page

THE ROYAL LIBRARY COPENHAGEN

REX catalogue - Det Kongelige Bibliotek MAPS

Select database  Special Collections   >> Maps and atlas 

Map Collection containing both Danish and foreign materials. The digitized maps are visible if you choose to search in Maps and atlas. (Included in the database: BOOKS AND PERIODICALS)

The Royal Library, Copenhagen - front page of website BEST in Danish Velkommen til REX: "Det Kongelige Bibliotek" Kortsamlingen
eng.Flere-kort: "See maps better: In order to see the Danish Royal Library map images better you have to download the program DJVU. It gives you the opportunity to zoom in on details - names of small villages, ships and much more. LizardTech, Inc - Downloads "The DjVu Browser Plug-in for Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator is the primary means of viewing DjVu documents. The plug-in enables users to view and navigate a DjVu document, and zoom and pan in real time. You can also search the text of a DjVu document if optical character recognition (OCR) was performed or if the document was converted from an electronic source." More maps: You can also see pictures of more maps by seaching in our danish onlinecatalogue REX (unfortunately not yet possible in the english version). We have started to digitize our maps to make it possible to see them." [saves wear and tear too - Hugh W]
Search: Enkel søgning fritekst blaeu You then will get 27 records with pictures of 11 maps. or try: fritekst janssonius You then will get 31 records with pictures of 12 maps, all 17th century.

BUSES AND TRAINS

http://trafikinfo.hur.dk/DetStoreTrafikkort290505
the modern traffic system in HUR and greater Copenhagen


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dnkcen Site Map updated July 17 2005 Hugh Watkins