LINKS: Map Data

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Max Olson

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The best places to find historic map data:

Current map data
Natural Earth shapefiles (new 2.0 as of Nov.2012) http://www.naturalearthdata.com/ 
National Atlas (government map data) http://nationalatlas.gov/

Archival maps
David Rumsey Collection: http://www.davidrumsey.com
Maphub (annotates & overlays old maps) http://maphub.github.io/
Historical Geography of the US: http://dsl.richmond.edu/historicalatlas/
Sanborn Insurance Map Archive (660,000 maps) (must have ProQuest access): http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/maps/sanborn.html

Modern-made historic maps
Historic political boundaries: http://www.euratlas.net/history/europe/index.html (can\'t use GIS; terms too restrictive)
Europe & Middle East 1000-2000, animated: http://www.historicalatlas.com/
World History maps (everything) http://www.worldhistorymaps.com/
National Historical GIS: https://www.nhgis.org/
Old maps + modern historic maps : (mostly Asia + Middle East) http://www.columbia.edu/itc/mealac/pritchett/00maplinks/index.html
Hand crafted world history maps + sources: http://www.worldhistorymaps.info/maps.html
Wikipedia historic world culture maps: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:World_2000_BC.svg

Other online history maps
5,000 years of World borders http://geacron.com/
MapStory (country borders since 1980) http://mapstory.org/data/geonode:BordersWu
Chronoatlas (very buggy) http://www.chronoatlas.com/
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