Old Maps Online is a collection of over 250,000 historical maps between the 15th and 19th centuries. Allow the program access to your geolocation and see how the place where you live, study or work several hundred years ago looked like – you will not recognize it. In particular, more than a dozen maps of different times are available for Moscow …
For the convenience of searching and navigation, the program provides an interactive search, as well as a filtering system by time, map source or name.
Old Maps Online collects historical maps from the British Library, National Library of Scotland, David Rumsey, and other libraries. Maps are available in high resolution, it is possible to change the scale, and also rotate them.
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All maps have a short description with an indication of the person who made it and when.
If several maps are available for the selected location, which were compiled at different times, they will be displayed in the gallery. You will be able to observe how the cities grew over several centuries.
The application is free, hence all the disadvantages: an unfinished interface and built-in non-disconnectable advertising.
Cartography is a fascinating science, especially if you're a history buff. I recommend it to everyone who is interested in the history of their city and region. You cannot add your own maps to Old Maps Online. But the developer has another application with such functionality, we will write about it in one of the following reviews.