Hints about the Implementation of the Conceptual Idea
The research work in the field of historical sciences requires
an extensive effort in time and man power, especially, for the
retrieval of data within historical sources which is often done
multiple times according to various investigations. Therefore,
there is a tendency to utilize computer technology even
in the rather traditional field of history.
The development and prototyping implementation of the conceptual
idea of a historical information system about Mecklenburg and
(Vor)pommern shows the potentials of computer technology for
the management and presentation of various information of
the field of history.
The conceptual idea is based on the close connection between the Department of Historical Sciences at the University of Rostock and the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer
The implemented conceptual idea provides an approach for the
integration of several subjects (see below: content) and of
different types of information (text, maps, spatially related
information, three-dimensional modelling data) within one complex
are available in different states of completeness. Especially within
the topics "Mecklenburg and (Vor)pommern in the View of Cartography"
and "Rostock in Former Times and Nowadays" only single examples
have been implemented by now to illustrate the principles.
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