The Bayerische Landesbibliothek Online [click on the map] have recently uploaded some 900 survey maps from the state of Bavaria. The mapping project began in 1808 but the majority are from the mid-1800s. Although they don't appear to have the Ajaxy goodness of adjacent background loading, I kind of enjoyed using their thumbnail interface - they 'feel' like vintage satellite maps. There is a placename index too.
These might have been here sooner had it not been for some extreme computer problems in the last few days. Despite having a systems engineer from a major nameless American company here helping to upgrade the memory etc, I lost (among some other stuff) a few hundred bookmarks that I hadn't got around to posting to del.icio.us. That is a seriously annoying happenstance and will
probably possibly keep things a bit slower than usual around here for a while. You just have to laugh and move on I guess. I don't see the point in backing them up when they get cycled through here pretty regularly. At least the beige beast zips along now anyway.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Posted by peacay at 7:10 a.m.