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Historic Maps At The Maps ETC Site

The University Of South Florida’s Educational Technology Clearinghouse runs the Maps ETC site, a collection of 5,000+ historic maps available in JPG/GIF and PDF formats; maps are also viewable in Zoomify windows (Flash interface to zoom in and out of map views). Maps are divided by continent, plus special sections for the United States and the world as a whole. According to the license, up to 25 maps can be used for non-commercial/education purposes; more than that, or commercial use, requires written permission. Although most of the original maps are out of copyright, ETC says they did a lot of cleanup work on them, thus converting them into derivative works under a new copyright; I’ll leave it to lawyers to parse that interpretation. As with any such collection, you may or may not find what you’re looking for, but it’s fun to look:




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1 Response to “Historic Maps At The Maps ETC Site”

  1. 1 Ryan

    USF’s ETC site is an amazing resource. I’m anxious for more to be converted to kmls for even more fun in GE!

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