Old Maps Online

Old Maps Online is a website dedicated to historical maps from libraries around the world. In August 2015 the project had indexed over 380.000 maps.

It is possible to search for maps linked to a specific place, to search for maps created in a specific time frame, or to search by title, author, full-text search, or map scale. When clicking on a map, the user is redirected to the website of the library that digitized the map. How the map is shown and which information is given about it, depends on the library.

Old Maps Online began as a collaboration between Klokan Technologies GmbH, Switzerland, and The Great Britain Historical GIS Project based at the University of Portsmouth, UK, thanks to funding from JISC. Since January 2013 the project is maintained by volunteers and the team of Klokan Technologies GmbH. There are various participating institutions.

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Monday, 19 October 2015 - 12:13pm
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