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(Open Culture)   Seven year old boys with shovels and dreams of treasure rejoice: New York Public Library puts thousands of maps online   (openculture.com) divider line 9
    More: Cool, New York Public Library, New York, topographic map, maps, open access, visual field, Google Earth, dreams  
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2014-03-31 04:06:31 PM  

I love Open Culture!


Seriously, that site is cooler than the other side of the pillow.
 
2014-03-31 04:09:42 PM  
I used to love maps, then Google Earth ruined it. I glutted myself on Google Earth, and now I have no desire to inspect random maps that I encounter because I can find more up-to-date information with my phone.
 
2014-03-31 04:50:32 PM  

cgraves67: I used to love maps, then Google Earth ruined it. I glutted myself on Google Earth, and now I have no desire to inspect random maps that I encounter because I can find more up-to-date information with my phone.


Which is why you take that love for maps and channel it specifically towards historical maps!

/thanks for the link subby!
//hope this project catches steam and more maps are added
 
2014-03-31 05:41:18 PM  
If you like old maps and google earth the historicaerials website might be of interest to you. I have wasted a lot of time on there.
 
2014-03-31 05:55:14 PM  
Bookmark
 
2014-03-31 06:23:56 PM  
vomitingchicken.com
 
2014-04-01 12:16:41 AM  
how would year old boys hold a shovel ? and why do you need seven ??
 
2014-04-01 01:01:11 AM  

olomana: If you like old maps and google earth the historicaerials website might be of interest to you. I have wasted a lot of time on there.


Never heard of this, thank you.

And thank you subby, found some great old maps of my town from ae
 
2014-04-01 01:01:49 AM  

olomana: If you like old maps and google earth the historicaerials website might be of interest to you. I have wasted a lot of time on there.


Never heard of this, thank you.

And thank you subby, found some great old maps of my town from around 1900, though they seem to be low resolution.
 
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