May 26, 2022

Cool! Explore Historical and Old Globes with a New iOS App: AR Globe From the David Rumsey Map Collection

Version 1.0 went live about 10 days ago.

From the iTunes App Store Description:

AR Globe allows users to explore historic and old globes in their own space.


The old globes float in your room in front of you – you can move towards them and around them using your screen, as well as move inside of them. They can be zoomed in and out and turned as well. 7 different globes can be explored in great detail. AR Globe is both an educational tool for understanding history and a wonderful game at the same time.

AR Globe is free to download and use.

Direct to Additional Info/Download App

Direct to David Rumsey Map Collection Website/Database

Another App of Possible Interest (Also Free)
Old Maps Online (iOS App) |||  Old Maps Online (Android) ||| Old Maps Online Website/Database

Hat Tip: Weekly OSM

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