Do you need digitised maps from the Map Department of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin for your research project? If so, you can send your request through SIS Maps. This service is free of charge and guarantees quick access to digitised items for your research purposes. It is possible to digitise analogue maps from the extensive holdings of the Map Department (approx. 1.2 Mio cartographic representations, from all over the world and in all languages) as well as project-related new acquisitions.

Detailed information regarding this service is available at our FAQ.

Legal notes are available in Richtlinien des Fachinformationsdienstes Kartographie und Geobasisdaten (German only).

For the digitisation of one or several maps please use the following form:

Application for digitisation

As long as your project is supported by SIS Maps, you can make use of the free digitisation service as many times as you’d like.

Please feel free to contact us if you require any further information/if you have any questions: FID Karten – Kontaktformular  | email: fid-karten@sbb.spk-berlin.de | phone.: +49 30 266 435490

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SIS Maps: digitisation

Project information - Applicant
(2) Contact information – Applicant
(3) Information on the desired digitised item

Digitised item(s)

The distortion-free scans will be saved in 400dpi resolution, jpg format. In case you wish to have another resolution and/or format, please indicate below.

(4) Acceptance of guidelines - Applicant

Conditions of use for digital reproductions

SIS Maps‘ guidelines

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