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

By Jason Fitzpatrick on August 9th, 2012

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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/9/12
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