Old maps available to everyone

Our mission is to give old maps a new life in the online world via the OldMapsOnline search catalog that allows visitors to explore and discover the beauty of historical maps depicting a past geographical place of their interest.

Where to start?

Are you a cultural heritage institution? Become a partner and add your maps.

Let's work together

We are keen to improve this project and participate on a new research and projects in the field of digital historical cartography. We are open for partnerships on national or european R&D projects. Don't hesitate to contact us!

History of the project

OldMapsOnline developed out of a love of the history and heritage of old maps. The project began as a collaboration between Klokan Technologies GmbH, Switzerland and The University of Portsmouth, UK thanks to funding from JISC and MapTiler.com.

The project led to several academic publications and Ph.D. thesis by Petr Pridal (CEO of Klokan Technologies GmbH) done in cooperation with CVUT and MZK in the Czech Republic.

Since January 2013 the project has been improved and maintained by volunteers and the team of Klokan Technologies GmbH in their free time.