Sunday, March 04, 2012
The Google Maps of the Week
My favourite map this week was by far Old Maps Online. Old Maps Online is a map that helps you find old maps.
Of course I'm going to like it.
Using the map it is possible to search for historical maps published online by libraries around the world. All you have to do is click on a location on the map and the search results are automatically presented in the map sidebar with a direct link to the map image on the website of the host institution.
This week I was also impressed by the NBN Rollout map.
In Australia a new broadband network is being rolled out. Over the next ten years over 200,000 km of fibre-optic cable will be deployed across the country and up to 6,000 homes a day will be connected to the new network.
Australians can use the NBN Rollout Google Map to see when their homes will be connected to the network. The use of shaded areas on the map to represent the progress of the rollout provides a visually attractive and simple guide to the progress made in different areas of the country.