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Maps & Plans Digitisation

Maps & Plans Digitisation
Image Courtesy of Cormelian Maps

We digitise thousands of historic maps every year and never tire of poring over the fascinating visual stories they tell. More often than not these maps are part of a wider collection and, as such, represent important contextual information. They are often in poor condition, fragile, and at risk of their unique historical perspective being lost for good. Our 20 years experience of handling this type of material ensures that this doesn’t happen.

Such is our commitment to preserving this cartographic heritage that we recently launched a new service, MapChest. Unlike other online map shops, MapChest is built on the principle of vendor collections. This means that once we have digitised your collection we are able, if appropriate, to offer an income-generating platform. We are also happy to take in map collections that have already been digitised.

We extend these same techniques and expertise to digitising architectural plans and drawings. One of our longstanding customers, Foster + Partners, use our services primarily in support of their marketing activities. Also, we have seen a marked increase in plans digitisation in response to the government’s Building Information Modelling (BIM) initiative. To digitise historic plans is to unlock the decision-making process around previous developments, and to take guidance from this information. The BIM 4 Heritage group has more information on this.

For further details on the map and plans services we offer, please contact us on 020 8309 5445 or via our contact page.

Maps & Plans Digitisation

We digitise thousands of historic maps every year and never tire of poring over the fascinating visual stories they tell. More often than not these maps are part of a wider collection and, as such, represent important contextual information. They are often in poor condition, fragile, and at risk of their unique historical perspective being lost for good. Our 20 years experience of handling this type of material ensures that this doesn’t happen.

Such is our commitment to preserving this cartographic heritage that we recently launched a new service, MapChest. Unlike other online map shops, MapChest is built on the principle of vendor collections. This means that once we have digitised your collection we are able, if appropriate, to offer an income-generating platform. We are also happy to take in map collections that have already been digitised.

We extend these same techniques and expertise to digitising architectural plans and drawings. One of our longstanding customers, Foster + Partners, use our services primarily in support of their marketing activities. Also, we have seen a marked increase in plans digitisation in response to the government’s Building Information Modelling (BIM) initiative. To digitise historic plans is to unlock the decision-making process around previous developments, and to take guidance from this information. The BIM 4 Heritage group has more information on this.

For further details on the map and plans services we offer, please contact us on 020 8309 5445 or via our contact page.

Maps and plans digitisation
Image Courtesy of Cormelian Maps