August 6, 2005
Old Map, New Technology
…widely regarded by scholars as one of the most important historical documents of the city ever created.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!