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Flying 3-D Tour of North Carolina

Take a flying tour of North Carolina through a new video that combines historic North Carolina maps with a Google Earth 3-D tour.

The video is the work of the North Carolina Maps digital collection. North Carolina Maps is a comprehensive online collection of more than 3,000 historic maps of the Tar Heel State. Maps range in date from the 1500s through 2000, and include detailed coverage for each of the state’s 100 counties.

The Carolina Digital Library and Archives in UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library hosts and administers the project on behalf of the state’s three largest map collections: The North Carolina State Archives, the North Carolina Collection in Wilson Library, and the Outer Banks History Center in Manteo.

North Carolina Maps is made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of North Carolina. The project will conclude in June.

To learn more about the North Carolina Maps digital collection, contact Nick Graham in the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, Wilson Library: or (919) 962-9590.

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3 Responses to “Flying 3-D Tour of North Carolina”

  1. Wow, this is great!It’s like your on the exact place, precise latitude and longitude measures. I love Google earth. It makes everything possible.yehey!

    Posted by Sarah30 | June 3, 2010, 1:18 am


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