In honor of the 400th Anniversary of the acquisition of Manhattan by Henry Hudson, the Henry Hudson 400 Foundation has commissioned the creation of an excellent collection of interactive maps using the Google Maps API. The maps not only include a historical perspective on the times of Henry Hudson, but also include the use of the Google Earth Plugin to view 3D models of ships of the time. After just a few minutes of perusing the collection, I’m already impressed with the interface. Check out the Henry Hudson maps here . Here’s a brief glimpse:
Google was also impressed with the maps, and featured them on the Lat Long blog.