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Launch Google MapsLaunch Maps in LUNA Browser The over 120 historical maps in the Google Maps have been selected by David Rumsey from his collection of more than 150,000 historical maps; in addition, there are a few maps from collections with which he collaborates. These maps can also be seen in the Gallery layer of Google Earth, Rumsey Historical Maps layer, and in the Google Earth viewers on this website. All the maps contain rich information about the past and represent a sampling of time periods (1680 to 1930), scales, and cartographic art, resulting in visual history stories that only old maps can tell. Each map has been georeferenced, thus creating unique digital map images that allow the old maps to appear in their correct places on the modern globe. The original historical maps are first made into digital images by scanning them with high resolution digital cameras. Processing and hosting of the Rumsey Historical Maps in Google Maps is provided by Geogarage.

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The French Revolution In 1774 the king of France Louis XV passed away. He had been on the throne for nearly sixty years, since succeeding his great-grandfather Louis XIV, the Sun King at the age of five in 1715. During most of that time the royal finances had been in a perilous state. Severely depleted by Louis XIV's schemes for the greater glory of the French monarchy, they were been further drained by the major wars of the century (Spanish Succession, Austrian Succession, Seven Years' War). The French monarchy, however, was ill-equipped to put into effect any necessary reforms.

Collections - Old Maps Online: Project Below are brief descriptions of the online digital map collections searchable and accessible through the OldMapsOnline portal. Nearly all the institutions providing online map collections have a much larger paper map collection available at their respective institutions, but the OldMapsOnline portal will only search and provide direct linkage to the online maps. During the JISC funded project we added collections from around the world. This funding has now finished but we plan to continue making content updates periodically. Read more here to find out how to add your collection: The Maps of Heinrich Kiepert The Maps of Heinrich Kiepert Geographer Heinrich Kiepert (1818-1899) is generally reckoned one of the more important scholarly cartographers of the second half of the 19th century. This Web page provides access to some Kiepert maps held at the University of Chicago Library's Map Collection.

How to Create a Timeline in Excel There are many ways to create a timeline in Excel. Some methods use drawing tools or bar charts, as in my other timeline examples. Another popular method, especially for project timelines, is to use a gantt chart. This page descibes a method that I developed to create timelines quickly in Excel using an XY scatter chart with events as the data labels. Continue reading below to learn how to create the timeline from scratch, or save time by downloading the timeline template. Advertisement Map Maker Basics - Map Makerpedia In Short Learn about Google Map Maker’s basic functionality by creating a map yourself. Introduction Google provides a set of tools with which you can create your own maps: Google Maps and Google Map Maker. Google Map Maker is an online tool for collaborative mapping.

Periodis Web - Maps to be Used for the History of Europe Periodis Web - A Historical Atlas and Gazetteer of Europe from Year 1 to 2000 Europe in Year 2000 Europe in Year 1900 Europe in Year 1800 Europe in Year 1700 Greece timeline A chronology of key events: 1924 - Greeks vote for abolition of the monarchy, country becomes republic. 1935 - Monarchy restored. 1936 - General Metaxas appointed prime minister by king, establishes right-wing dictatorship. 1940 - Mussolini's forces attack Greece from Italian-held Albania, but are repelled. 1941 - Metaxas dies.

Get Lost in These 19 Fascinating Maps In the simplest sense of the word, a map is a spatial representation of something. It provides us with a sense of context, scale and location. Maps began as 2D depictions, but technology and data enable maps to become dynamic, real-time and compelling visualizations of how we live and move. Below, we've rounded up 21 awesome maps from around the web. Some will help you navigate your city, some show the actual mapmaking process and some are just mindblowing visualizations of people flowing throughout cities. No matter what kind of map it is though, it hammers home the exciting pulse and pace of urban life. Infographics - Own your Information I am a Visual Arts teacher, just so you might start to understand my next comment. I love good Infographics ! I can not think of another technique that condenses the essence of a message down into a more accessible and easily understood medium. I love the way that; - the graphic can be the of hero the story - simple images can tell complicated stories - the combination of graphics and facts can explain a complex concept - facts and figures can be portrayed in an exciting and visually appealing way - the portrayal of the information becomes as important as the message Sometimes I think it is this last point that interests me the most.

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