Monday, February 27, 2012

A Guide to the World's Historical Maps

Old Maps Online is a great portal for searching for and finding historical maps in libraries around the world.

Using a Google Maps API application it is possible to search for historical maps by location and by date. You can search for maps by searching for a location or by positioning the map over the area you are interested in, and define the date with a slide control.

The search results for the location and date defined are automatically presented in the map sidebar with a direct link to the map image on the website of the host institution.

OldMapsOnline has been created by a collaboration between The Great Britain Historical GIS Project based at The University of Portsmouth, UK and Klokan Technologies GmbH, Switzerland.

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