Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Maps of Australia

Another excellent resource out of the National Library of Australia has just been released which will be of use to both family and local historians. Maps of Australia enables a geospatial search of catalogue records for over 100 000 maps of Australia held in Australia's libraries, from the earliest mapping to the present.
'Maps of Australia' provides a 'Define Area' search to find maps. By drawing your area of interest on the overview map, catalogue records and images may be found for that area. A keyword search is also provided to allow searching on known topics or place names. Once a map is located, it may be requested from the indicated library or reading room. To date, there are about 4 000
digitised maps on this new website which will be added to Libraries Australia in 2009.
Source: eNewsletter of the National Library of Australia December 2008

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