new interfaces for georeferenced historical maps

New to me:  MapScholar, from University of Virginia. Recently re-funded by NEH for becoming even bigger and better. Smooth interface, reminiscent in some ways of UCLA’s Hypercities, which itself reminds me of the latest batch of David Rumsey maps that are now accessible (to view at least) in georeferenced form, via geogarage (?). I knew there were a batch in Google Earth, but these are the first I’d seen in 2-D Google Maps.

Geotagged library collections are becoming, slowly, standard. What’s the next step beyond georeferencing projects like these? More 3D work, like within Rumsey’s GIS sites? What more can we dig out of these efforts?

Thanks to Dave for the Rumsey info.

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