The evolution of London: the city’s near-2,000 year history mapped

The historical development of London - from Roman times to today - presented by period of development using georeferenced road, statutorily protected buildings, and historical structures data.

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petegans:

calumet412:

Birds eye view of Logan Square, 1927, Chicago.

via cityofchicago.org

My dear neighborhood!

Norwegian Memorial Lutheran Church and the Illinois Centinnel Monument, both standing proud! 

photoentropy:transitmaps:

Fantasy Map: Chicago El Overlaid On New York City

A bit of whimsy for you today from Reddit, brought to my attention by Twitter user @GordonWerner. The El has been flipped both horizontally and vertically, then rotated to fit Manhattan’s street grid, but the scaling is totally accurate. It looks like The Loop is placed in the area directly below Central Park. A few things from this: it’s actually kind of scary how well this fits; and it’s astounding just how dense the New York subway’s lines really are (shown here in white).

(Source: Reddit)

Love this. Very relevant to my life / immediate experiences / wandering thoughts.

According to this map, I would live somewhere in South East Queens or North Brooklyn!

(via ilovecharts)

lostsplendor:

Map of Europe, c. 1872.  Click for Source.

the late 19th Century.

truly an age of empire.

(via fuckyeahcartography)

becauseimthehero:

Alsace-Lorraine used to be Prussian Territory

and Liechtenstein used to be one of the States of Prussia 

In Himaruya’s blog, Prussia used to demand France to give back Alsace-Lorraine

(But I liked it because Lorraine is my first name and there’s a state called Lorraine which used to be with Prussia, but now is part of France )

(via fuckyeahcartography)

lostsplendor:

German States, c. 1855.  Click for Source.

(via )

wesort:

Google Map of 2011 London Riots
http://goo.gl/JkgB6

i might recommend following briminghamriots2011 if you’re interested. wesort:

Google Map of 2011 London Riots
http://goo.gl/JkgB6

i might recommend following briminghamriots2011 if you’re interested.

wesort:

Google Map of 2011 London Riots

http://goo.gl/JkgB6

i might recommend following briminghamriots2011 if you’re interested.

Q

northerndelight asked:

May I ask why you have a map of 'Preussen' on your tumblr? Just out of personal interest.

A

no “serious” reason i suppose. i’m just a bit of a Germanophile / European history geek and this map (though it is from 1905) helps me picture the constitute provincial and cultural groups that comprised Prussia, the major force behind German Unification.

maybe one day i’ll start working on being able to identify and cogently understand the myriad of tiny states and kingdoms that comprised the rest of the German Confederation… then again, maybe not.

anywho, the full sized map can be found here… sorry if i’m nerdy but i find it a rather beautiful map!

garik:

Chicago Demographics, 1950

City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development

(via fuckyeahcartography)

I was astounded by Bill Rankin’s map of Chicago’s racial and ethnic divides and wanted to see what other cities looked like mapped the same way. To match his map, Red is White, Blue is Black, Green is Asian, Orange is Hispanic, Gray is Other, and each dot is 25 people. Data from Census 2000. -Eric Fischer, the same guy that made the photolocation maps