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Friday, 8 December 2017

Penang Over Time

1935 Ordinance Survey (OS) Map of Jerejak. Provided by Mike Gibby
If Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia, Penang would be food capital of the country. More so, the island state is well known for its historical heritage (now as World Heritage Site). In my previous blog post, we had a brief mention of George Town and its history.

I have developed another ArcGIS Online Web Template allows you to view multiple snapshots of history of Penang through the maps. I have sourced maps from the earliest days of Penang Settlement (started in 1786) by the British to the maps reflecting Japanese occupation of the Island.

I hope through this application you are able to discover:
  1. Road Name Changes
  2. Forgotten buildings
  3. Hill resorts or long lost features of the state
  4. Expansion of George Town, the capital of the state
If you have out of copyright map of Penang online, please let me know



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