Historical Maps and Google Maps

The Scout Report from July 31st had an entry on the historical maps from the David Rumsey Collection that have been added to Google Maps. These are 18th and 19th century maps from around the world that have been scanned at very high resolution and overlaid onto the equivalent Google map. One can zoom in and/or adjust the transparency of the maps to compare the satellite based modern maps with the older cartography. These cannot be downloaded, but they would still be quite useful in the classroom.

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