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I came across this post on gisuser & thought I'd share it with my fellow map geeks.
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February 28, 2008
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection Experiential Map Exhibit in Second Life

Ok, this one is just too cool to leave alone. From the Rumsey PR... David Rumsey took his historical map collection, one of the largest private map collections in the U.S., into virtual worlds today with the launch of the Rumsey Maps islands in Second Life. Featuring unique ways to experience the antique maps - from a fly-through topographic scale model of 1882 Yosemite to immersive celestial spheres that provide an 18th-century experience of the heavens - the Rumsey Maps islands in Second Life offer a new perspective on how we interact with maps. And finally, In addition, David Rumsey is providing a wide variety of virtual giveaways in the David Rumsey Welcome Center - See http://www.davidrumsey.com/

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Cool! Any other Second Life users here on CartoTalk? I'm not on very much any more, but I used to be quite involved.

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Cool! Any other Second Life users here on CartoTalk? I'm not on very much any more, but I used to be quite involved.


I honestly thought the Second Life hype was over... :rolleyes:
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I honestly thought the Second Life hype was over... :rolleyes:

The HYPE is over, but Second Life is still going strong. It definitely has it's problems and seedier side, but there remains lots of very interesting possibilities and new ways of presenting content in Second Life.

Personally, I learned a lot from the time I was active in SL, especially about presenting information in 3-dimensions.

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David Rumsey will be in Second Life on March 6th at 12:00pm PST to officially open the exhibit.

The Second Life location is Rumsey Maps 3 (116, 74, 55) (the link will take you there directly if you have an account).

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