GIS DATABASES AVAILABLE FOR RESEARCH
Over the course of the 19th century, P.C. Popp published the cadastral plans and registers of 1 733 municipalities in Belgium. The maps show a detailed representation of buildings, plots, roads, waterways and other landscape elements. Used in combination with the property descriptions, this unique publication constitutes an important source for historical geography, industrial archaeology, social history, local history, toponymy and other research areas.
The cadastre of Bruges, Brussels, Ostend, Langdorp, Mazenzele and Ramskapelle as published by Popp was fully digitised and converted into a Geographic Information System as part of the POPPKAD project. The associated databases contain basic identification data on buildings, plots and landowners in these towns and municipalities.