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Chronicling America. Shifted Maps. Embed A Google Map Into Your Website Or Blog. Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Animated interactive of the history of the Atlantic slave trade. Source: For the full interactive version, use a larger device.

Animated interactive of the history of the Atlantic slave trade.

Interactive by Andrew Kahn. Background image by Tim Jones. Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But as we discussed in Episode 2 of Slate’s History of American Slavery Academy, relative to the entire slave trade, North America was a bit player. This interactive, designed and built by Slate’s Andrew Kahn, gives you a sense of the scale of the trans-Atlantic slave trade across time, as well as the flow of transport and eventual destinations. History of American Slavery, Ep 2: The Atlantic slave trade during its heyday and the remarkable life of Olaudah Equiano.

There are a few trends worth noting. In the 1700s, however, Spanish transport diminishes and is replaced (and exceeded) by British, French, Dutch, and—by the end of the century—American activity. Enroll now in a different kind of summer school. Vintage-Greece. Historical Photo Mapping. There's nothing I enjoy more than exploring historical maps and vintage photos.

Historical Photo Mapping

Well - actually there a couple of things I enjoy more. However, due to my unfortunate personal circumstances, it seems that this weekend I'll have to satisfy myself by playing with these great maps of vintage photographs. Pastvu is a Russian website which allows you to view thousands of vintage photos of locations around the world. Don't worry if you don't speak Russian as Pastvu's map based navigation system makes the historical photos a breeze to find and browse.

REPRESENTACIÓN FOTOGRÁFICA Y AUDIOVISUAL DE LOS INDÍGENAS AMERICANOS. The Real-Time Sounds of the World. Right now I'm listening to the sound of the rain falling on the roof of Maweni Farm in Tanzania.

The Real-Time Sounds of the World

Earlier today I was listening to the sound of the dawn chorus in Tempe, Arizona. Later on I might be listening to the natural sounds of the Pacific Forest in Costa Rica. All this is possible thanks to the wonderful Locustream SoundMap. The map allows you to select and listen to live microphones positioned around the world. Just select one of the microphones on the map and you can listen live to what ever is being recorded right now at that location. The map includes the Night - Day layer plug-in for the Google Maps API. 18th Century shipping mapped using 21st Century technology. Last month we looked at an example of an old mapping style being applied to modern data.

18th Century shipping mapped using 21st Century technology

This time it's the other way round. James Cheshire, of Spatial Analysis, has taken historical records of shipping routes between 1750 and 1800 and plotted them using modern mapping tools. The first map, above, shows journeys made by British ships. NatGeo Mapmaker Interactive. From Paper Maps to the Web: A DIY Digital Maps Primer. Leer versión en español Lire en Français I was invited to the National Library of Colombia’s 2nd Digital Book Week as a speaker and to give a workshop on digital mapping tools.

From Paper Maps to the Web: A DIY Digital Maps Primer

I thought it would be useful to share that workshop since it encompasses a lot of different processes and tools that make digital cartography today very accessible. It is a primer on working with various free web mapping tools so you can make your own awesome maps. You will make this. Geo-referencing the scanned map so that web tiles can be generated generating GeoJSON data to be overlaid creating a custom base map (to serve as reference/present day) integrating all assets in an interactive web page Note: This tutorial assumes you are using Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari or Google Chrome. Let’s get started! This is what we want to make. 1) Geo-referencing The first step after scanning a map is to add geographical data to it; to establish an equivalence between its pixels and the geographic location they represent.

From Paper Maps to the Web: A DIY Digital Maps Primer. MapJam. Create and Annotate Maps. Neatline. Americas Historical Maps. Skip to Content Libraries Home | Mobile | My Account | Renew Items | Sitemap | Help | University of Texas Libraries Home > Finding Information > PCL Map Collection > Historical > Historical Maps of the Americas MapsMaps FAQ Map Room Guide World Africa Americas Asia Australia/Pacific Europe Middle East Polar/Oceans Russia/Republics Texas.

Americas Historical Maps

Welcome! - WorldMap. Old Maps Online. WhatWasThere - Put history in its place! Historypin. Fotobanco. Cultural Institute. Photos of The Great War. It was supposed to be the war to end war.

Photos of The Great War

For over four years World War I raged on, leaving in its wake a toll of death and destruction such as the world had never seen. These are the images of that time, an eternal testament to all those whose lives were lost or forever altered by The Great War. Home. Explorar. Imágenes de Google.