Near the top right of the Viewer, there is a button that says "Map Chooser":
This button will open the Map Chooser pop-up window from which you can open maps from the HistoryGeo.com Map Library:
There are two drop-down menus at the top allowing you to pick which country or state/province you want to browse. For now, our library only includes the United States, but international content is coming soon.
When you choose a state or province, a list of map projects will be listed in the box labelled "Projects." A map project is made up of maps derived from a single published source. Depending on
where they come from, projects may consist of anything from a single
map to a collection of hundreds of maps. When you pick a project from the list, any maps available for that project are listed in the box labelled "Maps."
While browsing our map library, you may want to know a little more about a map before opening it. To view any additional info we have about map, click the "Details" link between the map's name and the "Open" button in the maps list.
There are several easy ways to open a map:
- Double-click on a map in the list.
- Press the "Open" button next the map you're interested in.
- Highlight a map by single-clicking on it, then pressing the "OK" button at the bottom right of the Map Chooser window.
- Pressing the "Enter" key on your keyboard after selecting a map.
For Demo Users
If you are a HistoryGeo.com Demo user, then the Map Chooser will look slightly different that what you see above. For one, most of the maps in our library will be grayed-out and un-openable. Demo users are only allowed limited access to our map library. To quickly find and open the maps available to them, demo users should click the "Your Free Maps" tab at the top of the Map Chooser Window.
If you are a demo user, these maps should give you a sense of how our map viewer works.