Star maps digitization and connection with data bases

Sonja Vidojević, Dejan Sandić, Kristina Racković

The first results of application of geographical information systems (GIS) in astronomy are presented. The complete digitization of specific cartographic material – star maps – is performed. The next steps are done: scanning of cartographic material, managing metadata, removing deformations of the scanned material, transferring data from the scanned material into a specific spatial data base, and, at the end, connecting recognized celestial objects to astronomical and bibliographical data bases existing on the Internet.