From Edo to Tokyo, Japan, and the World: a Digital Perspective on Japanese Historical Maps

I will discuss the creation of the Online Japanese Historical Collection of University of California at Berkeley and show how to access the collection.
The digital map collection features over 1,200 images of maps that were originally produced during the Tokugawa period (1600-1867) and pre-1890 Meiji era. My presentation will also describe how to utilize software that allow the user to superimpose current geospatial data over the historical maps. In addition, there will be a brief demonstration of the future direction of the project, the creation of a highly sophisticated geo-structural three-dimensional cartographic structure for some historical maps contained in this collection.