The primary task of the project group Data Integration: Maps is to completely import the mapped linguistic data on the modern regional languages of German into a central database. The following subtasks serve to accomplish this agenda (Preparation of the Map Materials):
- digitization and geocoding of printed linguistic maps
- compilation and import of georeferenced maps into the REDE database
- integration and processing of digital data into the REDE database
- generation of maps using the REDE database
- recording metadata
The primary goal of the of the project group Datenintegration Karten is situated within the first sub-goal of REDE, and namely within the first task field.
The comparison of completed atlases and atlases in progress shows that the data are typically not comparable without a considerable degree of effort. For this reason, the data need to be integrated into REDE in such a way as to allow users to access, aggregate, and use them for their own purposes. Furthermore, the graphical user interface allows users a platform to create their own maps (System Development).
To enable well founded, linguistic-dynamic analyses, the data that have been imported into the REDE database are to be crosslinked to REDE's recently collected survey data (Data Surveys and Analyses), audio recordings (Data Integration: Audio), and bibliographic data (Bibliography).