Neatline is an Omeka.ORG addon that allows you to use the maps and mapping to help tell stories using your curated collections. It is "a lightweight, extensible framework for creating interactive editions of visual materials -- maps, paintings, photographs, and anything else that can be captured as an image. You can use Neatline to, among other things, plot georeferenced points, to show spatial change across time, and to create detailed annotations of images. Neatline provides a tool for easily creating interactive maps and images that can be made available online.
The Whiskey Rebellion: An Interactive Mapping Project (link)
This site was built as a digital thesis for a masters degree in Public History at NYU.
The Black Liberation 1969 Archive (link)
Jedediah Hotchkiss and The Battle of Chancellorsville (link)
Perspectives on the Haram (link)
Mapping Mandeville: The Travels of John Mandeville on the Hereford Map (link)
Help from Neatline
The "Documents" section of Neatline's webpage includes a number of step-by-step instructions for setting up Neatline and getting your projects off of the ground. You can find it here:
Neatline allows you to use its native CSS to manipulate images on the map. The specifics of the CSS commands are available through Neatline's documents section, here:
Help from Other Places
Neatline has also collected a list of sites that offer a community of support to using Neatline. You may find a list of those sites here:
There are a number of ways to georeference historical maps. You can use a program like ArcGis, many of which which are available to the Cornell community through CISER or through through terminals at Mann Library and the Olin Library map room.
Other Resources for Georeferencing
The New York Public Library System maintains a platform called Map Warper, which allows you to upload historical maps, georeference them, and export the results as images, tiles, or in WMS format. You can find there site here: