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Old Map, New Technology
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Via The Map Room, here’s a link to a cool interactive map project out of U. of Oregon. They Flash-ified a 1748 map of Rome by Giambattista Nolli, which is…

…widely regarded by scholars as one of the most important historical documents of the city ever created. This project is a collaborative exploration of the exquisite Nolli engraving, through its historic significance and contemporary application.

I like this thing because a) maps are cool, and b) it’s an example of a university doing something really cool, cutting-edge, and extremely accessible to the general public.

And note that the original map engraving you’re exploring with the Flash engine is six feet high by seven feet wide — yow!

August 6, 2005 / Uncategorized

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