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Rumsey Historical Map Collection

Rumsey Historical Map Collection
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Google Street View Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States A spectacular historical atlas refashioned for the 21st century Here you will find one of the greatest historical atlases: Charles O. Paullin and John K. Wright's Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States, first published in 1932. This digital edition reproduces all of the atlas's nearly 700 maps. hide introductory video next Old Atlas, New Functionality Georectified Maps Most maps in the atlas have been georectified, warped so that they can be placed consistently on top of a digital map. Navigating the Atlas For most maps in the atlas click on georectified ⇆ plate to toggle back and forth between views of the georectified maps and how they look in the printed atlas. There are lots of maps in the Atlas.

Atlas historique gratuit - Site de atlas-historique-universel ! Top 7 maps that ultimately explain map projections Map projections are cool but they might be a bit scary. It’s difficult to understand how can you put a very complex round-shaped surface of the Earth on a flat plane. After reading this post everything should be clear! 1. Portraying the features of a spherical surface on a flat plane Map projection is portraying the features of a spherical surface on a flat plane. 2. This illustration from the book “Elements of map projection with applications to map and chart construction” written in 1921 by Charles H. 3. This amazing website is comparing parameters of key map projects. 4. Mercator projection is conformal so it preserve angles making it perfect for sailing navigation. Gall-Peters projection preserves areas. This equirectangular projection preserves distances. source: 5. When comparing conformal Mercator projection (black lines) and equal area Gall-Peters projection (green shapes) you can notice that the world as we know it from Google Maps is a lie. 6. 7. source: xkcd

Etymology of African countries' names By hovering over the names, you will see the actual country's name and other possible etymologies. Why this map? This map was inspired by this etymological map of the USA. It does not claim to be exact; etymology is not an accurate science. 18th and 19th century armchair historians, geographers and linguists wrote countless books to explain the etymology of place names. Their idea was to explain the origin of Africans by tracing African languages back to a certain part of the world. The most famous example was the Hamitic hypothesis - if a toponym could be linked with Ham, son of Noah, it meant that an ethnic group in particular came from Egypt or the Middle East. A nonsensical map? This map aims at showing the variety of names used to designate African countries in modern English. Under a more historical angle, countries such as Burkina Faso chose to be called in 1984 the "land of Honest Men" as it was known under the colonial name of "Upper Volta" before. Why this projection?

Westmoreland County Tax Maps The Westmoreland County Department of Geographic Information Systems helps Westmoreland County to fulfill a statutory requirement that all taxable property needs to be mapped to aid in the tax assessment process. Using cutting age technology, Westmoreland GIS is able to provide a layout of properties, at and below the surface, both in the past and present. This information is made available in a variety of formats to the paying and public requestors via the GIS Tax Mapping website and a secure file transfer site. New GIS Tax Mapping Site with No Subscription FeesMonday, November 18, 2013, Westmoreland County launched a new GIS Tax Map Parcel Application. Those who pay for subscriber access will no longer be charged for added features beginning on the first of November. The new version of the GIS Tax Map Parcel Application has increased functionality and a subscription will no longer be necessary to search by address or view deeds. Feel free to email any questions, comments or concerns.

Maps Library of Congress ↓ Refine your search [Shandong, Zhili, Shengjing hai jiang tu] Scale ca. 1:125,000. Title supplied. Oriented with north to the left. Relief shown pictorially. De Eylanden en Vastelanden van Westindien / Relief shown pictorially.

L'Antiquité en cartes animées - Vincent Boqueho raconte... l'Antiquité Je vous propose une incursion dans la Haute Antiquité, aux racines de l’Histoire, là où tout se met en place, là où émerge de par le monde le fil des civilisations qui se déroule jusqu’à aujourd’hui. La Haute Antiquité, c’est aussi 2800 ans d’Histoire, de 3300 à 525 avant J.C. : c’est-à-dire une durée plus longue que celle qui nous sépare de ces époques reculées. Lorsque le pharaon Psammétique III est détrôné par le Perse Cambyse II, les grandes pyramides de Gizeh sont déjà dressées depuis plus de 2000 ans : tout autant qu’aujourd’hui elles semblent issues du fond des âges, comme érigées par les dieux. Car la Haute Antiquité, c’est avant tout l’éclat de deux civilisations d’une précocité remarquable, héritières du Croissant Fertile : la Mésopotamie et l’Égypte. La haute Antiquité en 36 épisodes Notre collaborateur Vincent Boqueho enseigne les sciences à Nice. Et que dire de la civilisation de l’Indus, disparue entre 1900 et 1800 avant JC en emportant ses secrets avec elle ?

Un site très surprenant qui offre non seulement des reproductions de cartes anciennes de très bonnes qualitées, mais aussi la possibilité de les utiliser à travers Google Map afin de les mettre en 3D ou bien de comparer avec les cartes actuelles. by jeanfrancoisleblanc Jan 23