Discover the geoportal

This geoportal has a wide selection of more than 2,500 historical aerial photographs. Zoom in on an area that interests you and activate the 'contour' layer. If you have zoomed enough the available photos appear in a list on the left. When you click on a frame in the lefthand column, the selected photograph will be displayed.

How does it work?


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How does the geoportal work?Poppy

  1. Zoom in (to scale 1:10,000) and the available photos appear in a list on the left
  2. Move the mouse over the list and the outline of the photo is shown on the map
  3. Click on a frame to load a photo
  4. Adjust the transparency
  5. Select one of the four main front lines in the Westhoek or view the outlines of the photographs
  6. Aerial photograph date
  7. Information about the archive: IFFM / IWM / KLM-MRA
  8. Choose a background (map/current aerial photograph)
  9. Search by address
  10. Reduce or enlarge the left column

For other questions about the operation of the geoportal and the content of this website, please refer to the FAQ.

How does the geoportal work?