The Ancient World Mapping Center is an interdisciplinary research center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Center promotes cartography, historical geography, and geographic information science as essential disciplines within the field of ancient studies through innovative and collaborative research, teaching, and community outreach activities.
Maps showing European transportation facilities during the 19th century that are held at the University of Chicago Library's Map Collection. They document an extraordinary change from dirt roads and canals. By the end of the 19th century, steam railroad lines covered most of the continent, except parts of Eastern Europe, northern Scandinavia, and the High Alps.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) coverage of the Roman and medieval worlds, allowing analyses of the civilizations of western Eurasia through 1500, as well as original maps illustrating ancient and medieval civilization.
The historical map collection has over 77,000 maps and images online. The collection includes rare 16th through 21st century maps of America, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Pacific and the World.