American Panorama

Do you love maps? Are you a history buff looking to increase your pool of knowledge?

American Panorama is a project created by the Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond to explore the history of the United States in an engaging 21-century context. According to the website, “American Panorama is an historical atlas of the United States for the twenty-first century. It combines cutting-edge research with innovative interactive mapping techniques, designed to appeal to anyone with an interest in American history or a love of maps.”

Essentially, it’s a service that allows you to view a ton of American historical data using interactive maps. You can get a broad view of the situations depicted, but the maps also allow you to zoom in, literally bringing you closer to the history. As you hone in on more specific parts of the map, the data itself becomes more localized, granting a personal touch to historical data only possible in the 21 century.

A world of discovery awaits right beneath the one we all know and love. Go discover it!