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Identifying coordinate system of historical map for Arctic Ocean?

I have a historical map (Arctic Ocean) with unknown CRS system. In order to compare it with my results, I have to merge them somehow. Could someone suggest the closest possible coordinate ...
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Mapping multiple historical routes from lists of points

I'm working with a spreadsheet of data culled from historical archives, in which I've got a list of travelers, each with a start location and an end location (lat/long). Some also have known ...
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How to calculate walking distance between multiple addresses? - QGIS

I am working with historical data and I would like to calculate the walking distance between multiple addresses. For instance, in my excel dataset I have someone who lived on 1 Laurierstraat in ...
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Geo-referencing historical topographical in ArcMap using the original grid

I am trying to geo-reference a series of maps of the German Military service in ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro using the coordinate grid (in red) provided by the German Military during the WWII. The attached ...
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Seeking shapefiles of world in pre-WW2?

I'm in search for shapefiles that show all countries of the world as they looked like in the early 1930s, somewhen between WW1 and WW2. I have some for Europe for the different years of the 20th ...
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What datums were used in North America before NAD27?

What datums were used in North America before NAD27? I googled around on this without luck. Also I found an old nautical chart of Lake Michigan, dated 1876, which states: Longitudes on this map ...
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Loading and georeferencing historic maps using QGIS?

I have recently started working with QGIS. I am unsure of how to go about inserting historical maps which have no referencing data. I think it might be possible to insert them, then move and scale ...
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What do these curly graphics represent on this map?

What do the two curly graphics to the left and right of this map represent? They are the only two on the map and seem to be attached to the border of an area. I'm sorry I haven't posted the full map, ...
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Is There A Term For The Old Maps That Had Lines Connecting Pin-Wheels?

Many old maps have lines like below. Is there a term for a map with that type of lines? (from http://r-russell0912-dc2.blogspot.com/2011/01/pirate-maps-and-old-maps.html) My best hypothesis is that ...
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Plotting approximate geospatial data on historical map? [closed]

Our library is undertaking a project to map historical data regarding 18th and 19th century British and American printers and publishers. One of the problems that we have encountered is the different ...