RTL Today: Luxatlas. lu offers a digital look back at Luxembourg City through the ages. “The…website showcases 200 years of the city’s development in a click, highlighting different iterations of the capital such as the fortress back in 1867, the UNESCO boundaries, and more. The tool allows anyone to explore the mapping history of the capital, showing both aerial impressions and land registry maps to compare the development.”
I don’t usually cover language-learning apps unless they’re a) really extensive or b) cover relatively obscure languages. This is the latter. Delano: Student Releases Luxembourg Language App . “21-year-old Luxembourg student Benoît Frisch is making his name in the world of app development, releasing his most popular yet to help learners of Luxembourgish. Released at the end of November, Wierderbuch is a digital dictionary, translating words from Luxembourgish into English, French and German.”
ERR.ee (Estonia): First ‘data embassy’ to open in Luxembourg . ” Data of the Estonian administration may be stored on servers in Luxemburg as well as in Estonia already towards the end of this year. The ‘data embassy’ created this way will contain information vital to the functioning of the state, and make an attack on the country’s systems more difficult.”
Dato Capital: Dato Capital Announces First Tool for Extracting Company Information from Documents (PRESS RELEASE). “The Company Information Extractor can process documents by entering a website URL, uploading a file or entering text directly. Accepted formats include PDF, Word, Excel, HTML and TXT files. The system scans the document and searches for mentions of companies and directors against a daily updated database of 14 million companies and 12 million directors from the United Kingdom, Spain, Luxembourg, Panama, Gibraltar, BVI, Cayman Islands and the Netherlands.” The direct link for the tool is https://en.datocapital.com/CompanyInformationExtractor .
New to me: I didn’t know the nation of Luxembourg had an online photo archive! “The 6,500-strong photo archive dating from the 1950s to the ’70s is freely accessible on the website of Luxembourg’s National Archives, where one would normally find administrative manuscripts pertaining to the State.”
Now available: an online archive of a million Luxembourg birth certificates. “More than one million Luxembourg birth certificates from 1600 to 1923 have been made available online thanks to a voluntary project. Since Luxroots.com launched in 2004, its 50 volunteers have analysed and uploaded 1 million birth certificates to its database, 800,000 of which were from communes currently in Luxembourg.