DAVID RUMSEY/GOOGLE MAPS

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rumsey.ge­og­a­rage.com

A ma­jor con­tribut­ing part­ner to Old Maps On­line, David Rumsey is most noted for maps and charts cover­ing North Amer­ica, but the site has lots of UK maps too. The par­ent web­site at davidrum­sey.com/view/google-maps gives de­tails about the col­lec­tion’s cov­er­age, re­cent ad­di­tions and the var­i­ous web­sites and apps through which you can ex­plore the ma­te­rial, but rumsey.ge­og­a­rage.com takes you to the Google Maps his­toric layer. If you lo­cate Lon­don and se­lect BR Davies’ 1843 map, you can change its trans­parency with a slider, re­veal­ing the mod­ern land­scape be­low. It’s a great way to ex­plore how streets have de­vel­oped and build­ings come and gone.

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