Posted by: bluesyemre | May 17, 2019

Istanbul Urban Database (IUDB)

IUDB

Istanbul Urban Database (IUDB) is an interactive sustainable web mapping application for research and the public. IUDB blends a wide range of historical data, and is the most comprehensive online archive of Istanbul’s urban history. The project aims to preserve collective memory, and architectural and urban heritage of Istanbul in an open-access multimedia platform. By implementing ‘interactive deep mapping’ approach, the project presents a set of tools for users to develop historical narratives, uncover hidden cultural and social histories and eventually become part of this digital platform by contributing to it in many forms. Integrating architecture and urbanism into digital and spatial humanities, IUDB explores how emerging spatial and visual tools advance the field of history and urban research.

IUDB is an arts and cultural project, created by Nil Tuzcu.

This project was made possible with the support by architectural and urban historians Professor Sibel Bozdogan and Gul Nese Dogusan Alexander and technology consultant Cagri Hakan Zaman.

BASE MAPS
(Each map has a different zoom level range. If map is not displayed, this means the zoom level is not available)


1821 City Map:

Courtesy of The Harvard Map Collection
Source: Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain)
Publisher: Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library
Online Linkage: http://hgl.harvard.edu:8080/HGL/jsp/HGL.jsp?action=VColl&VCollName=G7434_I8_1853_D3

1853 City Map:

Courtesy of The Harvard Map Collection
Source: Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain)
Publisher: Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library
Online Linkage: http://hgl.harvard.edu:8080/HGL/jsp/HGL.jsp?action=VColl&VCollName=G7434_I8_1853_D3

1882 City Map:

Courtesy of The Harvard Map Collection
Publisher: Lorentz and Keil (Firm)
Source: Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library
Online Linkage:http://hgl.harvard.edu:8080/HGL/jsp/HGL.jsp?action=VColl&VCollName=G7434_I8_1882_S86

1900 Regional Map:

Courtesy of The Harvard Map Collection
Publisher: Volckmann & Wette.
Source: Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library
Online Linkage:http://hgl.harvard.edu:8080/HGL/jsp/HGL.jsp?action=VColl&VCollName=G7433_I8_1900_F5

1922 City Map:

Courtesy of The Harvard Map Collection
Title: Plan d’ensemble de la ville de Constantinople.
Publisher: Societe anonyme ottomane d’etudes et d’enterprises urbaines
Source: Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library
Online Linkage:http://hgl.harvard.edu:8080/HGL/jsp/HGL.jsp?action=VColl&VCollName=G7434_I8_1922_S6

1913-14 City Map:

Title: 1913-1914 German Blues Map
Publisher: İstanbul: İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi Kütüphane ve Müzeler Müdürlüğü, 2006
Source: Alman mavileri, 1: 1913-1914 I. Dünya Savaşı öncesi İstanbul haritaları / İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi Kütüphane ve Müzeler Müdürlüğü ; yay.haz. İrfan Dağdelen; proj.sor. Ramazan Minder

1946, 1966, 1970, 1982 Aerial Photos:

Publisher: Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Source: https://sehirharitasi.ibb.gov.tr

Pervititch Maps:

Georerenced by Nil Tuzcu
Source: Jacques Pervititch sigorta haritalarında İstanbul = Istanbul in the insurance maps of Jacques Pervititch. İstanbul: Axa Oyak. 2000


PHOTOS


1949 Photos:

Source: Lütfi Kırdar, Cumhuriyet Devrinde Istanbul. İstanbul Milli Eğitim Basımevi. 1949


SPACES OF EVERYDAY LIFE


Beaches:

Georeferened by Nil Tuzcu
Source: Various resources

Casinos:

Georeferened by Nil Tuzcu
Source: Various resources

Spaces of Beyoglu:

Drawn by Nil Tuzcu (MIT / Harvard University)
Source: Giovanni Scognamillo, Bir Levantenin Beyoğlu Anıları. Metis Yayınları. 1991.


HOUSING


1960 Squatter Settlements:

Drawn by Nil Tuzcu (MIT / Harvard University)
Source: Kemal H. Karpat, The gecekondu: rural migration and urbanization in Turkey. Cambridge University Press. 1976.


HENRI PROST CITY PLANS


Georeferenced by Nil Tuzcu
Source: Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, Archives d’architecture du XXe siècle
Publisher: İmparatorluk başkentinden İstanbul cumhuriyet’in modern kentine : Henri Prost’un İstanbul planlaması, (1936- 1951) = From the imperial capital to the republican modern city : Henri Post’s planning of Istanbul, (1936- 1951). Editors: F. Cânâ Bilsel, Pierre Pinon.


LUIGI PICCINATO CITY PLANS


Georeferenced by Nil Tuzcu
Source: http://www.archivioluigipiccinato.it/?cat=161
Publisher: Archivio Luigi Piccinato


URBAN GROWTH


Drawn by Nil Tuzcu
Source: Various resources

http://www.istanbulurbandatabase.com/


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