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Little bit of shameless self-promotion here:

I wrote a blog post discussing some images taken from old maps, showing how our world has changed in the past decades, how countries come and go, or change shape.

Time Travel Through Maps
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Great read!

Thanks Hans! (I didn't realise you had a blog!).

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Yes, old maps are a lot of fun to pore over. Good armchair time travelling.
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Yes, old maps are a lot of fun to pore over. Good armchair time travelling.

I have actually wanted to be able to provide period maps and plot historical military campaigns and movements on it. Then, with a slider, be able to scroll forward and back in time as the campaigns moved.

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I have actually wanted to be able to provide period maps and plot historical military campaigns and movements on it. Then, with a slider, be able to scroll forward and back in time as the campaigns moved.

That sounds like a cool idea. :)
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I have been looking for an old maps and finally found it. Thanks for sharing the blog, Hans......

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Thanks Hans

I don't care what others say, old maps are cool and fascianting.

I love that you get maps as presents, brilliant.

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hey Hans.. that was really nice.. it was really good to know how maps have developed over time.. i would like it if you come up with some more posts like this one.. cheers..




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