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Historical Maps: Creating Maps

This Historical Maps guide contains information on how to find maps of various regions and periods throughout history and introduces you to tools to help you create visual representations of historical data using those maps.

Further resources

Map-Making Software


  • The Negro Travelers' Green Book  (Google Maps):  A project of the University of South Carolina Libraries. "The Negro Travelers’ Green Book was a travel guide series published from 1936 to 1964 by Victor H. Green. It was intended to provide African American motorists and tourists with the information necessary to board, dine, and sightsee [comparatively] comfortably and safely during the era of segregation"  Travel guide entries are represented as points on a custom Google Map. 

  • The Voyage of the Clarence, 1864-65 (StoryMap JS):  Created by students in Dr. Ian Petrie's course Voyages of Discovery (Science, Technology, and Society 077, Fall 2015).  Follow them on Twitter at @ShipClarence .

    Voyage of the Clarence
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