Land use history of central Luleå: A case study in the use of historical maps together with modern geographic municipal information

Created by Christian Lundberg & Lynette Peterson

Posted by on November 14, 2005 | 0 comments

The modern Luleå harbour-side dates back to 1649 when the old city was abandoned because its harbour-side and approaches had become too shallow to be useful. This shallowing, due to glacio-isostatic rebound, affects the new town also, but the results have been mitigated by coastal engineering. As a result of uplift and engineering, former harbour-side land is now far enough from the present shoreline for any maritime artifacts that might lie beneath them to be unsuspected.

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