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Project Page: Chyrów Interactive Data Map 1853

This page describes the unique features of the Chyrów Interactive Data Map 1853. This map is part of a collection of historical cadastral maps of towns and villages in Galicia, overlaid onto satellite images of modern locations and annotated with historical data about people and places from archival records and other sources.

For a summary of the larger Gesher Galicia project to present interactive historical data maps, a guide to using the maps, and a summary of the tools used to create this interactive map, see the introduction and overview to the project.

The Historical Map:

The historical map presented here is an 1853 final-stage lithographed cadastral map of the Galician town of Chyrów (now Хирів/Khyriv in the Lviv Oblast of western Ukraine). The numbers shown on the map are building parcel numbers and land parcel numbers (a type of tax identification), not house numbers. Also included in this edition of the map are a number of redlined revisions showing changes to buildings and land parcels some time after the 1853 survey. The original paper map includes six individual sheets and is preserved by the Polish State Archives in Przemyśl (Archiwum Państwowe w Przemyślu) as record 56/126/0/261M. A longer description of the map and its features is included with the original version of this map, in the cadastral map section of the Gesher Galicia Map Room.

The map version presented here is a complete composite geo-rectified digital image assembled from digital scans of the separate paper map sheets, then tiled, overlaid, and annotated. For more information about the conversion process, see the introduction and overview to the project.

The Base Map:

The base map for this interactive tool is provided by Microsoft Bing, using aerial images provided by Maxar, TomTom, and others. Bing aerial imagery is updated from time to time, and may occasionally include clouds or other obstructions. For more information about the conversion process, see the introduction and overview to the project.

The Records Data:

The data linked to this map has been indexed and organized from the following archived public-domain records:

Known Map and/or Data Limitations and Issues:


The Project Team:

Data for this map was indexed, assembled, and organized by Russ Maurer, who also funded acquisition of the historical map and the related property records by Gesher Galicia and donated his indices to Gesher Galicia for inclusion in the All-Galicia Database.

Gesher Galicia provided project support for the assembly of the digitized map, overlay and alignment of the map to modern geography, and the integration of the records data with the Gesher Galicia data maps project. Funding for software development and project management of the data maps project was provided by the Pamela Weisberger Memorial Fund, in honor of Gesher Galicia's former President.

Gesher Galicia is a non-profit organization carrying out Jewish genealogical and historical research on Galicia, formerly a province of Austria-Hungary and today divided between southeastern Poland and western Ukraine. The research work includes the indexing of archival vital records and census books, Holocaust-period records, Josephine and Franciscan cadastral surveys, lists of Jewish taxpayers, and records of Galician medical students and doctors - all added to our searchable online database. In addition, we reproduce regional and cadastral maps for our online Map Room. We conduct educational research and publish a quarterly research journal, the Galitzianer. Gesher Galicia is also organized for the purpose of maintaining networking and online discussion groups and to promote and support Jewish heritage preservation work in the areas of the former Galicia.

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