Author: Map Librarian

Map projection transitions

An earlier posting (Maps have been lying to you) showed the effect that the Mercator map projection has on the way we perceive the world. The challenge of portraying on a flat surface the essentially spherical shape of our planet has

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OldMapsOnline goes mobile

A new version of OldMapsOnline was launched today with a new interface and new mobile application. OldMapsOnline is the world’s largest portal for freely available, high-resolution images of historic maps, bringing together many of the world’s largest online historic map collections

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Free geological map viewer

Our Map Library has an almost complete collection of geological maps of Great Britain, many of which are available on four-week loan. However, if one of our maps is out on loan or the sheet you require isn’t yet part of

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