FOSS4G-Asia 2023 Seoul

Modern-style Historical Map Design with QGIS
2023-11-29, 17:20–17:40 (Asia/Seoul), Taepyeong Hall

In recent years, it has become fashionable in Japan to take a historical walk based on old maps. For map lovers (like us!), old maps are a lot of fun!

However, for the general public, cartographic decoration of old maps is somewhat difficult.

Therefore, I created an easy-to-understand historical map of the 19th century (Edo period) by applying a modern style design.

I have created line strings and POIs for roads, rivers, post towns, temples, shrines, etc. using old maps and various documents. I created and applied modern style designs in QGIS and published them as WebGIS.