Google and National Geographic are teaming up to share over 500 of the maps created by National Geographic Magazine. Using Google Maps, people will be able to browse freely though these maps, such as this one on Medieval England, which was created in 1979:
On a Google Blog post discussing the project, Frank Biasi, Director of Digital Development, National Geographic Maps, explains “People have collected our magazine fold-out maps for over a hundred years, and many of those maps are sequestered away in attics and garages. The public data program gives us the opportunity to release our amazing map collection to the wider world.”
You can read more of the interview and see another map of the Dominican Republic from the Google Enterprise Blog.