Sunday, June 11, 2006

Historical Map Layers on Google Earth

UPDATE 11/13/06: Rumsey Historical Maps now in Featured Content using Google Earth 4

Nothing major yet but now historical map layers of London from 1666 and 1690 are now available for Google Earth!

Now imagine if National Geographic did this with all their maps. Compare the expansion of the Roman Empire with the European Union's on Google Earth. Or better yet, Indian tribes in America compared to watersheds (Why? Because we could!) (Hat tip: The great Map Room Blog)

Update: Using the map's transparency I can see where the river's banks have changed. How cool is that?

Category: Historical Geography Neogeography

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