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Four centimetres on the map equals one kilometre in nature

Connoisseurs know what is meant (... the 1:25,000 topographic map). More than six thousand "Messtischblätter", as these maps used to be called, are available in the IfL library's online catalogue.

Digitising and cataloguing so many maps and also indexing their content is no easy task.Read what Martin Toste, librarian and head of the map collection at the IfL, reports about this undertaking – in our blog Blog