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Garrett spotted this really neat way to view the past without getting a Delorean, Google Earth now allows you to travel back in time – almost. There is an incredible set of old maps that can be turned on an explored, maps include: World globe 1790, North America 1733, US 1833, Lewis and Clark 1814, NY 1836, San Fran 1853 and a few others.

To turn on the maps go to Featured Content > Rumsey Historical Maps.

Related Google Earth projects and hacks!:

  • Google Earth – Link.
  • HOW TO GPS Tag Photos: Flickr, Mappr, Google Earth…. – Link.
  • HOW TO make Google Earth Movies, for Free! – Link.
  • 3D Google Earth – Link.
  • Google + Keyhole = Google Earth – Link.
  • Add your own 3D data to Google Earth- Link.
  • Drawing with Google Earth and a GPS – Link.
  • HOW TO – recreate trips with Google Earth, and a GPS – Link.
  • Use mologogo with Google Earth (tracking with a phone … – Link.
  • Virtual touring with Google Earth… – Link.
  • GeoURL to Google Earth transformation – Link.
  • Google Earth Hacks – Link.
  • Google Earth – Wonderful world… – Link.
  • Rita and Google Earth overlays – Link.
  • NYC 3D Prints using OGLE: OpenGLExtractor + Google Earth – Link.
  • WiGLE Data to Google Earth (KML File) – Link.
  • HOW TO make KML data for Google Earth – Link.
  • And more! – Link.