Articles | Volume 13, issue 4
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1693–1709, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-1693-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1693–1709, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-1693-2021

Data description paper 27 Apr 2021

Data description paper | 27 Apr 2021

Mid-19th-century building structure locations in Galicia and Austrian Silesia under the Habsburg Monarchy

Dominik Kaim, Marcin Szwagrzyk, Monika Dobosz, Mateusz Troll, and Krzysztof Ostafin Dominik Kaim et al.
  • Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, Faculty of Geography and Geology, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 7, 30-387 Kraków, Poland

Abstract. We produced a reconstruction of mid-19th-century building structure locations in former Galicia and Austrian Silesia (parts of the Habsburg Monarchy), which are located in present-day Czechia, Poland, and Ukraine and cover more than 80 000 km2. Our reconstruction was based on a homogeneous series of detailed Second Military Survey maps (1:28 800) that were the result of a cadastral mapping (1:2880) generalization. The dataset consists of two types of building structures based on the original map legend – residential and outbuildings (mainly farm-related buildings). The dataset's accuracy was assessed quantitatively and qualitatively by using independent data sources and may serve as an important input in studying long-term socioeconomic processes and human–environmental interactions or as a valuable reference for continental settlement reconstructions. The dataset is available at https://doi.org/10.17632/md8jp9ny9z.2 (Kaim et al., 2020a).

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We present a dataset of mid-19th-century building structure locations in former Galicia and Austrian Silesia (parts of the Habsburg Monarchy), located in present-day Czechia, Poland, and Ukraine. It consists of two kinds of building structures: residential and farm-related buildings. The dataset may serve as an important input in studying long-term socio-economic processes and human–environmental interactions or as a valuable reference for continental settlement reconstructions.