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Trove maps

The Trove 'map' zone includes single maps, as well as map series, atlases, and aerial photographs. You can access metadata from the map zone through the Trove API.


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Exploring digitised maps in Trove

If you've ever poked around in Trove's 'map' zone, you might have noticed the beautiful deep-zoomable images available for many of the NLA's digitised maps. Even better, in many cases the high-resolution TIFF versions of the digitised maps are available for download. I knew there were lots of great maps you could download from Trove, but how many? And how big were the files? I thought I'd try to quantify this a bit by harvesting and analysing the metadata.


CSV formatted list of maps with high-resolution downloads

Harvested: 26 April 2019

This file provides metadata of 20,158 maps in Trove that have high-resolution downloads. You can download the CSV file, or browse the metadata using Google Sheets.

This file includes the following columns:

  • copyright_status - a string indicating the copyright status of the map
  • creators – pipe-separated list of contributors/creators
  • date – date of the map (format varies)
  • filesize – size in bytes
  • filesize_string – size as a human-readable string with unit
  • fulltext_url – link to the landing page of the digital version
  • height – height in pixels
  • title – title of the map
  • trove_id – digital object identifier
  • trove_url – link to the metadata record in Trove
  • width – width in pixels

Cite as

Sherratt, Tim. (2019, November 21). GLAM-Workbench/trove-maps (Version v0.1.0). Zenodo.