North Carolina Maps: A 3D Tour of the Tar Heel State

North Carolina Maps: A 3D Tour of the Tar Heel State

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A 3D Tour of the Tar Heel State

Take a flying tour of North Carolina and view some of the highlights from the North Carolina Maps digital collection in this Google Earth 3D Tour.

Maps featured in the tour (in order)
A Compleat map of North-Carolina from an actual survey, 1770
Dare County, North Carolina (State Highway and Public Works Commission), 1938
Map of Brunswick County, NC (Charles Henry Smith), 1910
Central part of Wilmington, N.C., circa 1882
Map illlustrating the Battle of Bentonville, N.C., circa 1891-1895
Pinehurst Country Club, Pinehurst, North Carolina, 1922
Map of Charlotte, 1877
City of Asheville, North Carolina, 1921
Map of Raleigh, N.C., 1914
Map of Alamance County, North Carolina (William Luther Spoon), 1893
The Campus of The University of North Carolina, located in the village of Chapel Hill, 1933

About the Tour
This tour features maps from the North Carolina Maps project's Historic Overlay Maps section. Historic Overlay Maps are presented with a historic map placed on top of a current Google street map. The historic map has been geo-referenced, meaning that it should line up very closely with the current map. By fading or "seeing through" the historic maps, users are able to compare the similarities and differences between old and new maps, and to study the changes in North Carolina over time. The Historic Overlay maps are also viewable in Google Earth. Adam Fielding, a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science, created this tour.