old japan maps
April 13, 2003 11:48 AM   Subscribe

A bunch of very beautiful Old Japanese Maps has been put online. Java application Insight(tm) required to view and includes a nifty GIS application to overlay old maps on current maps with 3-D animated fly-throughs. State of the art in online map presentation "The digital images are even better than the originals because you can amplify them, rotate them to look at them from different angles," Mr. Zhou said. "In practical terms, this is a better way of using the material than actually coming here to see the pieces."
posted by stbalbach (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
[This is good]

Shame about the slowness of the image retrieval, though. The old maps of Tokyo are scarily precise.
posted by armoured-ant at 12:02 PM on April 13, 2003

slow, but very very nice.
posted by gravelshoes at 12:21 PM on April 13, 2003

Very nice... but what about this guy? This was a previous MeFi post, but I couldn't find it. Some japanese dude discovers the existence of secret tunnels under tokyo by studying and comparing a buncha old maps.
posted by freakystyley at 9:06 PM on April 13, 2003

Very nice, but slow and tricky to navigate. All in the interest of preserving the details, I suppose. [this is good]
posted by hama7 at 10:44 PM on April 13, 2003

This is extremely good. Many thanks, stbalbach.
posted by languagehat at 8:37 AM on April 14, 2003

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