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Cassini III Map On-line

November 25th, 2011 Comments off

In 1744, César-François Cassini de Thury (also known as Cassini III), began the construction of a great topographical map of France, one of the landmarks in the history of cartography. The map that eventually took 70 years to complete has been digitized and is available for viewing on at least two sites that I have found – the first site being the better of the two: David Rumsey Historical Map Collection and Des Villages de Cassini. I was able to find the sections of the map that shows the region of eastern France where my Franc-Comtois ancestors lived. The first image below is centered on the town of Montecheroux from where my ggg-grandfather,  Jean Baptiste Francois Xavier Jeanin-Gaume, emigrated in the 1830’s.

The second image shows the larger area that my Franc-Comtois ancestors hailed from. Click the image to view the detail. In the lower left is Montecheroux which was then in the principality of Montebeliard and is now in France. In the upper right is Chevenez and Porrentruy which was then in the Bishopric of Basel and is now in Switzerland.

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More on Maps

August 22nd, 2009 Comments off

In a previous post I talked about the new Map feature in Second Site and a for few days I was using this feature of SS to display maps in the data sections of this site. Then I discovered a different way of achieving the same functionality and although I think that the new Map feature in SS is great addition to the product I prefer displaying maps using the method that I describe below. I prefer this method because I have already devoted time and effort to creating maps using Google Earth and then saving those maps as KMZ files that can be shared with other users of Google Earth.

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Download Details: Virtual Earth Web Services SDK 1.0

April 21st, 2009 Comments off

Virtual Earth Web Services SDK 1.0

Brief Description

This software development kit (SDK) provides programming reference and how-to topics for getting started with the Virtual Earth Web Services.

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