Historical maps in Google Earth

Posted on Thursday, Nov 16 2006 @ 03:46 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Google Earth features some nice historical maps, this is probably a feature that many people overlook.

You can find it in the "layers" menu. Click on "Featured Content" and there you can find the "Rumsey Historical Maps".



There are a bunch of maps available, lets take a look:
  • The World Globe in 1790
  • North American in 1733
  • The United States in 1833
  • Lewis and Clark maps from 1814
  • New York in 1836
  • San Francisco in 1853
  • South America in 1787
  • Buenos Aires in 1892
  • Asia in 1710
  • Tokyo in 1680
  • The Middle East in 1861
  • England, Wales in 1790
  • London in 1843
  • Paris in 1716
  • Africa in 1787
  • Australia Southeast in 1844


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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