Digital Map Archive

The Digital Map Archive provides students and faculty at the Aarhus School of Architecture with a variety of maps, satellite photos, and 3D models, as well as assistance in using mapping software (GIS). If you need a specific map or just want to discuss the possibilities for your project, we are happy to help.

For all our Danish maps, we use Geodatastyrelsen’s website: The website is free to use, so be sure to check it out for an overview of the most essential data available.

As for maps of the rest of the world, we are limited to high-quality satellite photos. However, we can help you research the possibilities of additional resources.

Our software includes:

  • MapInfo: A map editing tool, able to provide .dwg maps, tailored to your site and needs.
  • QGIS: Free software, able to handle satellite photos, as well as most of the map data found through
  • Google Earth Pro: An extended version of Google Earth providing high-quality satellite pictures from around the world.
  • LandCad: Powerful mapping software, able, among other things, to quickly produce 3D landscape models. LandCad is available for all students and we will happily assist you with getting started.

How to contact us:

You can contact the Digital Map Archive by emailing or meeting us at the Library every Wednesday, between 12.00­–13.00. We are located at the Library’s ground floor (look for someone with a small sign and a laptop).

How to order:

Either fill out the form below or send us a mail. Please attach a screenshot from Google Maps, or similar, to ensure that you get a map of the exact area you are seeking.

When your order is finished you will receive an email with a link to a folder located on the school’s shared drive, along with a guide on how to assemble your files.

  • Write the name of the city that the map should show.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, Max. file size: 1 GB.
    Upload a screenshot (JPG) from e.g. Google Maps with the area the map should include.
  • DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • dwg/vmf (for illustrator, supply scale) / jpeg (supply scale) / air photo.
  • What should be on the map: roads, curves, buildings etc.
  • Write specific wishes, questions or comments.