16th-Century Maps vs. 21st-Century Satellite Images

On The Atlantic’s website, a slideshow comparing modern-day satellite images of cities with city maps from the 1572 Civitates Orbis Terrarum by Braun and Hogenberg. It’s not as effective as you might think: the atlas plates haven’t been georeferenced (some of them are bird’s-eye illustrations rather than top-down maps), so the images aren’t aligned. Via GIS Lounge.