POPPKAD: A Database of Landownership (1860-1870)
POPPKAD takes care of the digitisation of the famous nineteenth-century Atlas of cadastral maps of Belgium by Philip-Christian Popp, which contains more than 2000 maps and 30,000 register pages spread across 1736 volumes. The project also built a real estate database of mid-19th-century Belgium, based on the Popp atlas. It includes, among many other Belgian localities, the data-enriched cadastral GIS of cities like Bruges (1862) and Ghent (1850). The landownership database currently already holds 450,000 cadastral items with 540,000 surnames originating from 1006 municipalities (focussed on four Belgian provinces: Antwerp, Brabant, Hainaut and East Flanders). POPPKAD is a project of the Quetelet Center.