FGS2011 HistoryGeo.com

I had a nice conversation with Greg Boyd of HistoryGeo.com this afternoon.  HistoryGeo.com will be opened up to about 100 Charter Members.

HistoryGeo.com is an interactive mapping website that allows users to analyze land ownership maps. HistoryGeo.com is part of the Arphax Company which publishes land ownership maps for counties in most states. Many libraries have these books available for research.

The website is a subscription site that incorporates a HistoryGeo viewer which allows people to zoom in to view high resolution maps. Greg showed me a map that was nine feet long by two feet wide they scanned. The resolution and zoom capability and clearness of the image was incredible. The maps are 90% indexed as well so you can search by surname. The maps are also searchable by state and county. There are 1000s of maps available to search and more coming online all the time.

Users can also create chart migration maps, annotate maps and in the future it will incorporate social networking.

Take a look at their website and let me know what you think of HistoryGeo.com.

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