November 14, 2012
If you're into map and information design, put aside a day then click on this link
That's no exaggeration. If you appreciate maps and information design, you could easily spend days searching the OldMapsOnline Portal. In short, the site is a visual search engine for finding online historical maps across many different map collections around the world. It is simply amazing.
And that's just the half of it. My friend Daniel Will-Harris introduced me to the David Rumsey Map Collection — one of the many collections the OldMapsOnline Portal incorporates in its searches.
It is easy to get lost in the Rumsey Collection too. It not only offers countless conventional maps, the also includes photographs, illustrations, and many pieces that I would classify as information design.