Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Map of the Day

Europe over the centuries, in a video, is here.

(via reader Michael Y.)


Warren said...

Here's one with a timeline.


Carl said...

Ahh, but yours ends too early for the real fun of European state-lets forming and combining.

Warren said...

800 AD to 1812AD:


1812 to 1943:


There may be a video starting from 1943 but I can't find it.

OBloodyHell said...

I concur, a timeline is very much called for -- you lack any feel for WHEN certain clear shifts of power occurred.

There's also issue to be had with the change of national colors -- does it actually signify anything or is it just an artifact of the mapmaking...? (ex.: Poland changes color several times during its existence. Does this represent a major shift in its internal arrangement?).

I assume this was done using successive maps from the book series by the same name, but one which "flowed" (to show expansion and contraction more visually), rather than boink! -- boink! -- boink! would be a major improvement.

Oh, and salad. There should be a free salad to go with it. :^D

A_Nonny_Mouse said...

The link now returns the message:

"This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Centennia Software."

Sigh. Late to the party again, & so I missed it.