1. Parenting
Send to a Friend via Email

Discuss in my forum

Kimberly Powell

Old Maps Online – A New Way to Locate Historical Maps

By March 7, 2012

Follow me on:

Screenshot of Old Maps Online - place search for Crespières, FranceA neat new search interface to over 60,000 historic maps launched online earlier this week. Old Maps Online, a joint project between the Great Britain Historical GIS Project at Portsmouth University and Klokan Technologies, operates as an easy-to-use search interface to historical maps from multiple online contributors. Users can search based on modern map locations, because each of the historical maps is overlayed on top of a standard Google Maps API -- based on MapRank Search technology first developed for the Switzerland Kartenportal project. Just search or zoom to your location of interest, and a list of available historical maps that include that area will appear on the right. A timeline slider at the top of the browser allows you to focus your search on a particular time period.

Selecting one of the map results from the right-hand browser brings up a window with additional context, plus a link to the map on the contributor's website. Current contributors include the David Rumsey Map Collection, the British Library, the Moravian Library, the National Library of Scotland, and A Vision of Britain Through Time. Plans are to double the number of maps in the database by the end of 2012, with map collections from the New York Public Library, Harvard University, and other contributors.

Related Content:
10 Don't Miss Historical Map Collections Online
Using Historical Maps to Pinpoint Big City Ancestors
DIY Historical Map Overlays in Google Earth

January 3, 2013 at 6:16 pm
(1) Nichole says:

Great article. I will be experiencing many of these issues as well.


November 16, 2013 at 1:00 am
(2) fake taxi says:

My developer is trying to persuade me to move to .net from
PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the costs.
But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using Movable-type on a variety of websites for about
a year and am anxious about switching to another platform.

I have heard excellent things about blogengine.net.
Is there a way I can import all my wordpress content into it?
Any help would be really appreciated!

Look into my blog post :: <a href=”https://vimeo.com/77229640″>fake taxi</a>

March 17, 2014 at 9:34 am
(3) web hosting business tips says:

I seriously love yourr blog.. Excellent colors & theme.

Did you develop this site yourself? Please reply back as I’m planning to create my own personal website and would like to find outt where you got this
from or just what the theme is called. Thanks!

Also visit my webpage: <a href=”http://8mankjhm9.newsvine.com/_news/2014/02/15/22736403-fortatrust-launches-over-100-virtual-private-servers-each-day-in-the-cloud”>web hosting business tips</a>

April 7, 2014 at 3:19 am
(4) christian louboutin Sale says:

I have been browsing online more than 3 hours today, yet
I never found any interesting article like yours. It’s
pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all website owners
and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be a lot more useful than ever before.

My webpage – <a href=”http://www.christianlouboutin-sale.com/”>christian louboutin Sale</a>

Leave a Comment

Line and paragraph breaks are automatic. Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title="">, <b>, <i>, <strike>

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.