February 28, 2008

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection Experiential Map Exhibit in Second Life

Ok, this one is just too cool to leave alone. From the Rumsey PR... David Rumsey took his historical map collection, one of the largest private map collections in the U.S., into virtual worlds today with the launch of the Rumsey Maps islands in Second Life. Featuring unique ways to experience the antique maps - from a fly-through topographic scale model of 1882 Yosemite to immersive celestial spheres that provide an 18th-century experience of the heavens - the Rumsey Maps islands in Second Life offer a new perspective on how we interact with maps. And finally, In addition, David Rumsey is providing a wide variety of virtual giveaways in the David Rumsey Welcome Center - See http://www.davidrumsey.com/

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