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Asiaq releases Qullissat archive

Qullissat

Asiaq, Greenland Survey, are now releasing old and new observations from Qullissat on www.asiaq.gl/en/Qullissat. Thanks to the royal visit in Qullissat, and international scientific research in old coal mining societies, Asiaq has been in the archives, and been on the spot this summer.

The archives comprises 10 years of files from 1958 to 1968. Here you find the technical information behind the last rise and decline of a flowerishing city. It's early survey, the stories related to the school building, subsidy housing, the frequent issues on water supply, and more, gives you an impression of building and maintaining the framework for creating and operating a living city.

Asiaq was in Qullissat in June, preparing arial photage and digital terrain model by drone and documenting the city with Google Streetview. The city will be used for calibrating the satelitte mapping of Greenland, so white crosses and other markers has been placed around the city.

​Henrik Forsberg, General Project Manager and acting CEO, says: "Qullissat has an exciting story for most people, and also for a company like Asiaq. It is an old story, that we still can learn from today in all research and planning. Asiaq is a the same time working on releasing their information digitized, and Qullissat is good material for practizing. We hope, that many will find the technical archives interesting and exciting. More will come over the next yars."

​Many informations like drill samples, pictures and other technical information are still used to day in modern planning and construction, so there is a wish for making data easily accessible.