Kartenportal.ch is a website for maps from libraries and archives in Switzerland. The metacatalogue provided contains half a million maps from all over the world – from medieval manuscript maps to current printed ones. The website also contains information about many different map types.
There are various types to search the collection. Users can look at a map and be directed to maps about that area or to map holdings in the vicinity. Basic search in the collection is also possible. In addition, it is possible to browse by timeline, attributes, or libraries.
A selection of metadata is available for each item. In order to see more extensive metadata, users have to go to the website where the item is originally hosted. For some items a digitized version is already available on kartenportal.ch; for other items users need to visit the website where the item is originally hosted.
Kartenportal.ch is a cooperative projects between various libraries and institutions.