Related Resources

There are many other useful collections of historical information related to the milestones detailed here. We list below a few of the more useful ones encountered so far.

History of Science

History of Cartography

  • Henry Davis: Cartographic Images Home Page: Time charts of cartography, with a large collection of map images and descriptions, from ancient to late 19th century.
  • The History of Cartography: An on-going project at the University of Wisconsin, producing a six-volume set, covering prehistoric and ancient cartography, through the 20th century.
  • Historical Map Web Sites: A large list of links to historical maps on the web.
  • Web Articles on the History of Cartography: Early maps, and the resources and activities associated with them, form the subject of over 100 "pages" on this site. All the worthwhile information about old maps can be found here, directly or indirectly.
  • Map History / History of Cartography: All the worthwhile information about early, old, antique and antiquarian maps can be found here, or from here. The 100 pages of this site offer comment and guidance, and many, many links - selected for relevance and quality. Maintained by Tony Campbell, Map Librarian (retired), British Library, London.
  • History and Milestones of GIS: A detailed timeline of history of maps and developments in GIS, from pre-200 AD to present.
  • GiS TiMELINE, from the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis: An interactive, visual overview of key historical events in the development and growth of Geographical Information Systems from their conception in the 1960's to the present day.
  • Places and Spaces, an exhibit on "cartography of the physical and abstract," uses illustrations of cartographic maps, concept maps and domain maps to explain how aspects of visual perception, data analysis, spatial layout and other aspects combine to create a visualization of spatially-referenced information.

History of Probability and Statistics

Information visualization