Nolli’s Map of Rome online
Published Tuesday, August 23, 2005 by CCAer | E-mail this post
Jim Tice and Erik Steiner, both professors at the University of Oregon, have taken Giambattista Nolli’s 1748 Map of Rome and put it up on the web
. What’s interesting about this is that they have taken modern data layers and combined them with Nolli’s map, allowing viewers to flip between satellite image and the 18th century materpiece - or blend the two. Other layers of interest include gardens, pathways and fountains. The map takes a little time to load up but it is worth the wait. As well as the map itself, there are a number of in-depth and interesting articles relating to architecture, cartography, natural features and social factors of the time of Nolli's map.
Read a news article
on the website.