Documentation and dissemination of the history of Denmark in Greenland and the Arctic

Danish Arctic Institutes map collection is now partly registrered and scanned

Danish Arctic Institute’s Map Archive consists of about 5000 maps of many different sorts – from triangulation sketches, hand drawn maps and the first wave of printed maps to many series and types of printed maps, primarily from Greenland but also from the rest of the Arctic and some from Antarctica. As a part of the first phase of the registration of the map collection, June 2019, about 1300 maps have been registered, the rest roughly registered and 500 large maps scanned. The rest of the collection will in time be registered and at least another 750 will be scanned.

The goal is that the registrant will be accessible for the users and the scanned maps will be available on our other webpage Until then, you can contact the Archive Manager ( if you want access to the collection / the scanned maps. The preliminary registrant (Excel file) can optionally be sent.

The mapping of East Greenland and the naming of places, which has taken place for centuries, is presented in our (Danish language) data base: “East Greenlandic Place Names" which can be accessed to the left.


Contact the Map Archive:

+45 3231 5055