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.



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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.