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.
Tips, tools, and examples¶
- 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 (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