Thursday, March 17, 2016

The History of Barcelona Mapped


The Museo D'Historia de Barcelona has created an interactive map which shows how the Catalan capital has evolved over more than twenty centuries. The Carta Historica Barcelona allows you to view a series of maps showing the development of Barcelona from a small Roman military camp to the huge modern city that it is today.

The timeline at the bottom of the map allows you to view an historical map of the city for important dates throughout its history. The layer icon in the main map menu allows you to overlay the modern map of the city on top of any of the historical maps. Using this option you can see how the city has evolved over time and place the historical map within the context of the city today.

The historical maps themselves have been recreated from historical vintage maps of the city and appear to be have been made using the Mapnik map rendering software.
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