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Where we used to live – new website of maps from the past launched

“The broadest single collection of historical maps from around the world is now available online.”

“The JISC-funded Old Maps Online, described by its creators as like Google for old maps, will act as a central repository to a vast collection of maps held by institutions across the globe.  It is the first time that access to such an extensive collection has been made available online. The service, hosted by the University of Portsmouth, launches with over 60,000 maps which will double by the end of the year.” 

“The site incorporates access to collections at the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, the Moravian Library in the Czech Republic and the prestigious David Rumsey Collection in California.  Other collections to be added later this year include those from Harvard University, the New York Public Library, the National Library of Wales, the Bodleian Library at Oxford and several major European libraries.”

Visit Old Maps Online by going to: http://www.oldmapsonline.org/#bbox=-110.3125,-51.991812,119.609375,71.99589&q=&datefrom=1000&dateto=2010

[Source JISC News: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/news/stories/2012/02/maps.aspx?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ac%2FuabG+%28JISC+News+Web+Feed%29&utm_content=Google+Reader ]

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