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.
The French RevolutionIn 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. French society in the 18th century later acquires the title ancien régime, because it combined ancient privileges for the aristocracy with a complete lack of any modern accountability in government. These unseemly manoeuvres to preserve feudal privileges were taking place in the most sophisticated of Europe's kingdoms – the ideas of the Enlightenment had their roots in France. Economic factors further aggravated the people of France. Pictures:
@comeetie : carte données carroyéesCette carte permet de visualiser certaines données issues des revenus fiscaux localisés des ménages de 2010. Ces données sont en effet de nouveau disponibles de manière très fine (aggrégées sur des pixels de 200m x 200m !). J'ai donc essayé de visualiser celles-ci à différentes échelles : aux échelles hautes, les données sont aggrégées sur des pixels de 4km², aux échelles intermédiaires sur des pixels de 1km² et enfin aux échelles fines sur des pixels de 200m par 200m. la densité de population (nombre d'habitants / km²); le pourcentage d'habitants de moins de 25 ans; le pourcentage d'habitants de plus de 65 ans; le revenu moyen par unité de consommation; le pourcentage de ménages à bas revenus. Note sur le secret statistique : Réalisation : Etienne Côme, aka @comeetie Sources : Données carroyées (INSEE) Outils : R,TileMill, d3
Global health, local informationtiki-tokiThe Maps of Heinrich KiepertThe 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. Kiepert acquired one of his interests—the historical geography of the classical world—in his student days at the University of Berlin, where he worked with Carl Ritter (1779-1859). Ritter and Kiepert produced what appears to have been one of the first modern atlases of the ancient Greek world, Topographisch-historischer Atlas von Hellas und den hellenischen Colonien in 24 Blättern (1840-1846). Another major interest was the Ottoman Empire, where Kiepert travelled numerous times, gathering enough data to produce several major maps of the Ottoman world between the 1840s and 1890s. Only about a tenth of the Library's Kiepert holdings are linked on this site.  You can also see the files through Luna.
North Korean Economy Watch & North Korea UncoveredNotice: Although some time has passed since version 18 was published, the project grows each day. In due time this information will be made public by 38 North at the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University. See also the DPRK Digital Atlas. Version 18: Released June 25, 2009Click here to Download Click on the screen shots above for larger images This Google Earth project offers an extensive mapping of North Korea’s economic, cultural, political, and military infrastructures. In addition to the geographical information displayed on the map, many location tabs provide links to internet resources which offer more information on the specific location. Click here to download If you do not have Google Earth installed on your computer, you must download it here first. Project History Version 14:December 20, 2008-Additions include: Myohyangsan: Sangwon Hermitage, Pohyun Temple—Mt. Version 12:October 3, 2008-Additions include: Tongch’ang-dong launch facility overlay (thanks to Mr.
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