Interactive 18th century Rome
June 11, 2008 11:21 PM   Subscribe

Imago Urbis: Giuseppe Vasi’s Grand Tour of Rome is a rich and innovative geographic database that projects Vasi's 18th century engravings of Roman architecture onto the contemporary map of Giambattista Nolli [previously] with supplementary modern satellite, photographic and mapping overlays together with copious background detail. The work was undertaken by researchers at the University of Oregon (announcement) [via]
posted by peacay (3 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Oh, that is nice. Many thanks.
posted by IndigoJones at 5:32 AM on June 12, 2008

Very nice. Ian McHarg would've been pleased.

By-the, I passed this link on to the Edward Tufte site, with reference to this post. Hope you don't mind.
posted by dragonsi55 at 6:29 AM on June 12, 2008

Wow, that's impressive. Now if only someone would do that for prerevolutionary Paris!
posted by languagehat at 9:50 AM on June 12, 2008

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