Thursday, October 11, 2012

Time Travelling with Google Maps

Let me take you on a journey, back through time, to the France of the 18th century. In the coastal town of St Tropez news that The Sun King Louis XIV has just arrived and the people ... 

Actually forget me - let La France en Relief transport you back to 18th century France instead.

La France en Relief is an amazing collection of historical relief maps of French towns.That in itself would be enough to get map fanatics like me excited. However La France en Relief has gone even further and have taken a number of the featured relief maps and turned them into full 3d cities. In loving detail the city's buildings have been recreated in 3d, allowing users to immerse themselves in the France of the 18th and 19th centuries.

So far eight towns have been created in 3d, including St Tropez, Toulon and Mont Saint Michel. The 3d map of Mont Saint Michel is worth the ticket price on its own - except there is no ticket price and there are also seven more 3d towns to explore.

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