Creating a web-based user-interface to the RSGS maps and images database
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This paper outlines a project in which the Royal Scottish Geographical Society’s Maps and Images database was modified to create a geolibrary. The facility to store spatial data was added to the database and a web-based graphical user interface was created to display dynamic graphic indices of map series. A spatial search was also build into the user interface that allows the user to retrieve all maps that cover a point that can be entered in coordinates, using a placename, or by clicking on the basemap. The system created combines functionality and usability to produce a simple system with a powerful spatial search capacity.