Political Borders Time Lapse Maps

Admittedly this a slightly niche post for the weekend, but the shifting geographic boundaries in the movie below illustrates how rapidly national borders expand and contract as the result of political moves, social uprising or war:

Germany of course stands out, the movie below provides a closer look at the political borders of Germania from 1789 to 2005

 Back to all things digital and urban in the next post….

Author Bio

Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.


  1. Mano Marks - March 5, 2011

    Very nice! What’s your source for the boundary data?

  2. rental elf - March 6, 2011

    Nice article, thanks for the information.

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