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Historical Map Collection Layers Over Google Maps for Multi-Century Mashup

This mashup combines Google Maps with hundreds of maps from the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection, layering maps from 1680 to 1930 over historical locations around the world. It’s a fascinating look at what has changed and what has remained static over the years.

Hit up the link below to browse the full map and zoom in on cities and locations of interest–make sure to check out the right side toolbar where you can adjust the transparency of the old maps over the new city grids to really appreciate the changes.

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection [via Geek Sugar]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/9/12

Comments (2)

  1. Qrazydutch

    Could be nice no link…..

  2. spike

    Wow…! Thanks.

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