May 27, 2022

National Library of Scotland Makes 3D Map Viewer Available Online

From a NLS Blog Post:

In the past few days [the Maps Reading Room team has] put a 3D map viewer online. We think you’ll like it.

It provides the opportunity to explore the map collection from a bird’s eye perspective, swooping down over towns, cities and mountains to view maps in a way you may never have viewed them before. You can alter your altitude, tilt and orientation to explore any one of our 600 georeferenced map layers draped over a 3D landscape. It is also possible to fade the transparency and view different base maps.

Read the Complete Blog Post (Includes Some Technical Details and Step-by-Step Instructions)

Direct to National Library of Scotland 3D Map Viewer

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.