MapSouthampton Adds Old Maps

MapSouthampton is Southampton City Council’s interacctive mapping service; it’s a Java-based map tool that allows you to view, pan and zoom several layers of data — the sort of slow, clunky web-based interface to GIS data that looks embarrassing since Google Maps came along. But I digress. The news is that MapSouthampton has added city maps from 1846 and 1870 as layers, which can be overlaid on more modern maps. Being able to mix the old with the new is a neat thing; too often, we’re talking about old maps or new mapping technologies in isolation around here. Thanks to Ian Cuddy for the link.