Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Fantastic Baltimore History Map

Bearings of Baltimore is a beautiful panoramic map of Baltimore, showing how the city looked right after the attack by the British in 1815.

The map is actually an amazing 2.5 billion pixel image of the city in around 1815, which you can pan and zoom to view in incredibly detail. The thumbnail images running along the bottom of the map provide quick links to historically important locations on the map.

Click on one of the thumbnail pictures and the map automatically zooms in on the selected location. You can then click on the map to find out about the selected building or location's historical importance.

The map also includes a '2014 View' which overlays modern Baltimore landmarks on the map so you can get a better idea of how this map of Baltimore in 1815 relates to the city of Baltimore today.

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