Monday, November 02, 2015
Mapping the History of Doha
The Doha Online Historical Atlas is a mapped exploration of the foundation and historic growth of Doha, the capital of the State of Qatar. Since the 1940's Doha has experienced rapid population growth and much of the Doha Online Historical Atlas is concerned with the city's history since that time.
The site includes an historical map of the city from the 1950's and also the option to view aerial views of the city from 1947, 1952 and 1959. You can adjust the opacity of each of these map layers to compare them with the map of modern Doha.
The map also includes the option to add a number of historical overlays to the map. These include a collection of vintage photos of the city and a collection of vintage film clips. It is also possible to view the location of archaeological sites in the city, the locations of some of the city's oldest and most interesting architectural gems and a Wikipedia layer showing information about points of interest in the city.