In the first part, the author brings a brief outline of steps leading to the creation of the Slavic Linguistic Atlas from the year 1929. It presents linguists who participated in creation of this monumental work (mainly for the Slovak part). The second part is devoted to the present times with the emphases on computer processing which is of a great benefit for compilers of the newer volumes of the Slavic Linguistic Atlas. Computer processing has been introduced since the year 1996. The author presents summary of the development and improvement of specialized software programs including the support program MAPola and font ZRCola which are used at present. The text is complemented by samples of computer processing from the 4th volume of the atlas focused on agriculture.
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