OldMapsOnline is a search engine for maps that allows visitors to explore and discover the beauty of historical maps depicting a past geographical place of their interest.
In the new version released in July 2015, additional maps have been added and the website already indexes over 400,000 scanned maps from collections of The British Library, National Library of Scotland, David Rumsey, Harvard Library, Dutch National Archives, Charles University in Prague, New York Public Library and other institutions worldwide.
It is a well-known project in the cultural heritage sector. From its first launch in 2012, the website has had over 1,500,000. OldMapsOnline provides a single entry point for searching maps of the same geographical location without the need to know which library holds the actual map. This is a real benefit for researchers and students because it saves their time, effort and costs.
Glad to see another Georeferencer project for State Library New South Wales in Australia. The tricky part of this project were significant changes in names of the streets, which needed the contributors with local knowledge. Over 900 maps were successfully placed and the obtained data enriched the library catalogue with geographical locations. More information about the project is available at http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/using/map_georeferencing.html
A brand new MapTiler 0.6 is now available together with mobile viewers for iOS and Android to display your own GPS position on maps created with MapTiler even without internet connection. Let’s go for a trip!
What’s new in MapTiler 0.6?
Automatic OGC WMTS service - for any hosting including Amazon S3 / Google Cloud Storage or your existing web server. Open your maps in ArcGIS or QGIS directly after upload.
Offline map viewer for iOS and Android (source codes of the apps are available for MapTiler Pro users)