Monday, March 5, 2012

Google Maps with historical maps mashup

Old Maps Online lets you look around with Google Maps, and see what historical maps are available in online collections for the area you're viewing. Neat.

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  1. It's a neat idea but the execution seems a little off--like I kinda doubt there are actually 4 maps of Vienna at 1:1 scale, no matter what the internet says

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  2. The sheer number of 19th century maps of southern England available is blowing my mind.

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  3. Having a hard time finding anything prior to 1500, but this is awesome nonetheless :) Thanks Paul!

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  4. Woah. Just looking at these things makes the brain buzz. So many campaigns to run, so little time. Thank you!

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  5. @Michael Moscrip: I can't think of any pre-1500 maps that have reliable enough scale to possibly be mapped onto google's dataset. Possibly a couple of Portolans, but even those are a rather different sort of representation.

    ...one day I must write my "what the hell is this you said you had a map" post, starting with Telecanter's posts on Inuit tactile maps for reading in the dark and finishing up with Thongchai's Siam Mapped.

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