SETTING THE VALUE OF THE CÁCERES MUNICIPAL HISTORICAL ARCHIVE
LINK TO THE MUNICIPAL GIS OF WORKS RECORDS OF THE MUNICIPAL HISTORICAL ARCHIVE
The objective is to be able to link the Geographic Information System (GIS/SIG) of Cáceres City Council with the work records compiled in the Municipal Historical Archive, in such a way that these files can be located on the map of the city.
The work files are filed in boxes, numbered and labeled according to the criteria of the Municipal Historical Archive, and classified by years.
The first works begin in July 2013, and start with the box 20_51 of the year 1917. In February of 2015 the last box is reached, the 20_147, of 1950. Works are taken from 1917 back in time to box 20_44, of 1902. Thus, in April 2015, the digitalization of records of the XXth century cataloged in the Municipal Historical Archive is considered finished.
Each box does not identify all the files, only those that by their entity or content are of interest. For example, requests for construction or rehabilitation of houses, installation of kiosks, etc. Therefore, requests for minor works to replace trellises in windows, or to repair downspouts, or similar, are not taken into account and are skipped.
In this way, the data of each file that are considered of greater interest are recorded, and photographs are taken of the file itself or the documents that accompany it, especially the plans.
Finally, the resulting database is integrated into the municipal GIS, locating on the map of the city the work for which the application is made. This phase is possibly the most complicated, since from the data appearing in the file it is in many cases impossible to locate the object of the request, either due to lack of data, or due to changes in the numbering or denomination of the Street. Therefore, if you find any error in the identification of a property, or if you recognize the location of any file not located, please contact the GIS and help improve this service
The works have been developed by Mariano Gómez Muriel (June-July 2013), Pedro Luis Terrón Vizcaíno and Juan Francisco Yerga Durán (March- April-May 2014), Macarena García Manso (July 2014), David Hernández Íñigo (January-February 2015), Manuel Álvarez Bazo and María Mercedes Gutiérrez Vázquez (March-April 2015), and José Antonio Sosa González and María González González (April-May 2015) ), all of them trainees of UEx, and we have counted on the invaluable collaboration of Fernando Jiménez Berrocal , Municipal Archivist. The programming on the web is something of David Arrojo Carrasco . Our thanks also to Nayara María Trejo Aires for her help in the review. Finally everything has been coordinated from the Cáceres GIS .
111 boxes have been revised (1 of the 18th century, 6 of the 19th century and 104 of the 20th century), with just over 5,250 records dated between 1748 and 1950, of which 960 records have been linked to the GIS(almost 20%) , of which 692 were able to be located and georeferenced on the current street map (which represents just over 70%).
The twentieth century has been completed, and from the nineteenth and eighteenth centuries only the files of greatest interest have been searched, digitized and georeferenced.