Hundreds of historical maps have been placed on the Rumsey Map Islands allowing visitors to explore them in ways only possible in virtual worlds. New visitors will need to create a Second Life account and get an avatar, which can be done by Teleporting to Second Life. See a preview video of David Rumsey’s avatar, Map Darwin, on the Rumsey Map Islands.
media about david rumsey maps in second life
Connect to news articles and other media in the blog that discuss David Rumsey Historical Maps in Second Life:
Read an article from MIT’s Technology Review
Historical Maps in Second Life. David Rumsey’s antique maps feature in an innovative build in the virtual world.
By Erica Naone
Giving Maps a Second Life with Digital Technologies
Watch a video presentation from David Rumsey’s Map Islands launch event in Second Life.