Historical World Boundary Maps back to 2000 BC!

This is an update to my original post here.

The Historical World Boundary Maps tool has been updated to include boundaries from 2000 BC to 2008 AD.
Just type in a PRESENT-day city and country, and a HISTORICAL year, and click Go!  The boundaries will appear, and you can then click the map to see what the name of the country, empire, or kingdom was at that location for the year you typed.

Note:  The information for all years prior to 1946 includes very generalized boundaries, very rough timeframes for the boundaries, and includes some errors and omissions. As such, the information for that timeframe should be used as a very rough guide only.


Comments

  1. Many thanks for the tool. In response to your request for comments, here's one which I hope you might find useful:

    While appreciating the force of your remark that "the information for all years prior to 1946 includes very generalized boundaries, very rough timeframes for the boundaries, and includes some errors and omissions", I think it's worthwhile pointing out that from 1800 until 1922 (i.e. throughout your periods 1815-1879, 1880-1913, and 1914-1919) the whole of Ireland was a part of the United Kingdom (of Great Britain and Ireland), and that before 1800 the Kingdom of Ireland encompassed the whole island of Ireland. Therefore there should be no boundary shown between Northern Ireland and the rest of the island at any time before your period 1920-1937 (the boundary between the then Irish Free State and Northern Ireland came into force in 1922).

    All the best,
    Kevin

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  2. Hi maite, very good job.
    I m trying to display all world countries on GoogleMap with Polygons.
    That s exactly what you did... but how ?
    Are they LatitudesLongitudes stored in a database ? Or is it a KML file ?
    Thanks a lot for your help.
    I ve tried lot of ways, lot of tutorials, but any works,
    Sylvain.

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