Japanese Map Warper

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Overview

You can display your own maps against a real map (OpenStreetMap) for free, and make them available on the Web for anyone in the world. Maps such as handwritten or old ones can be used as well as modern standardized ones.

Uploaded maps are rectified (warped) against a real map by adding control points, which specify geographical positions.

Once published, these maps are available to export in image or map formats.

このサイトでは、自由に地図画像をアップすることができます。その中には、既にインターネット公開されているものも含め日本の古地図が含まれます。その多くは、発行当時の資料をそのままの形でデジタル化されたものです。現代においては適切ではないと思われる表現を含む資料がある可能性もありますが、その資料が成立した時代を表す歴史的資料として、ご理解・ご留意の上でご利用くださいますようお願いいたします。

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About Map Warper

This tool is a Japanese instance of Map Warper, an open source georeferencing application. Map Warper is developed by Tim Waters, who is a geospatial developer and consultant, in response to the promotion of digital publishing of maps in Western countries and the increasing need for georeferncing software. We localize it and provide this Japanese version of Map Warper here, to promote free web-based georeferencing tools in Japan, supported by JSPS KAKENHI (16H01965, 17H06186).

Contact

Keiji Yano
Geography Department
Ritsumeikan University
(yano@lt.ritsumei.ac.jp)

News

Internationalization (i18n) and Translations for Mapwarper. (English, Dutch, Japanese)
Many thanks to Ellen Gehring of Erfgoed Leiden en Omstreken for the Dutch translations. Ellen with the ELO wanted their own warper and because of this, support for locales, internationalisation and... read more

New shortcuts and add layer features in mapwarper.net
Mapwarper.net has been updated with several months of the latest code. Some of these features are directed towards the rectify map interface with the addition of keyboard shortcuts and the... read more

What’s coming to Mapwarper.net – new stuff!
Mapwarper.net is getting an upgrade of code early this first week in April. New things: Keyboard shortcuts New JSON-API and docs Map caching for faster maps Bigger map windows Upgraded... read more

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Last Rectified Maps

Map Title Year Last Updated Status
Rumsey 9 1 22850 90030081 xchvftpn
【Courtesy of the C. V. Starr East Asian Library University of California, Berkeley】 Wood block print, hand col. In Japanese. Title from: Nihon chizushi / Akioka Takejiro. p.139. Covers Matsumae to Tsushima and Ryukyu. Shows places of interest pictorially. Includes lists of shrines, 2 seasonal diagrs., and distance charts and legend. Shows daimyo domains. Folded in cover 26 x 18 cm. East Asian Library call number: Ca7.
1694 6 days ago 4 control points
Rumsey 9 1 24525 90030210 zbkojafq
【Courtesy of the C. V. Starr East Asian Library University of California, Berkeley】 Japanese date Genroku 4 1691. In color. Folded. Wood block print. In Japanese. Title from: Nihon kohan chizu shūsei / Kurita Mototsugu. p.34. Covers Matsumae to Ryūkyū and Tsushima. Shows points of interest pictorially. Includes lists of main shrines and place names, seasonal diagrams, distance charts and legend. Shows daimyo and kokudaka.
1691 6 days ago 4 control points
Rumsey 9 1 23872 110023 tecigrqu
【Courtesy of the C. V. Starr East Asian Library University of California, Berkeley】 1 map : 81 x 167 cm., folded in cover 29 x 22 cm. Title added by hand. Wood block print. In Japanese. Covers Matsumae to Ryukyu and Tsushima. Shows points of interest pictorially. Includes lists of main shrines and place names, seasonal diagrams, distance charts and legend. Shows kokudaka. Relief shown pictorially. East Asian Library call number: Ca4.
1690 6 days ago 4 control points
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