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Saturday, 28 January 2012

Lucky Clare

Clare County Library has launched a superb new online maps viewer called GMaps.

The county's GMaps are based on the Google Map system, allowing Google Maps to be overlaid with historical maps dating from 1842. This new system, developed by Rainer Kosbi, uses many of the same controls as Google Maps, and it has been linked to the thousands of pages on the Library's impressive website that deal with the archaeology, history and administrative divisions of County Clare.

It's an easy system to navigate, allowing you to quickly orientate yourself on the old maps using the modern-day road maps. Dropdown menus allow instant navigation to towns, townlands etc.

This is the latest addition to a site that family historians researching in other counties can only envy. It's just remarkable.

As the Clare Roots Society says: Go to Clare Library's site and start drooling.