William Smith Map
David Loggan Map
The Ordinary Survey Map
Browse on the City Map
Browse on the Historic Maps
The process of ‘cinematic mapping’ consists in geo-referencing the movies on a map of Cambridge, at the place where they were filmed. This ‘movie centric’ map of Cambridge is a novel way of exploring the city.

However, we can also extend this concept by considering historical maps of the city. Indeed we noticed that for every significant maps of Cambridge there were movies within our archive which had been shot within the historic time frame of each map, corresponding to a setting built in the 16th century, 17th century etc.

Here we present movies corresponding to three historical periods, and three maps of the time, the earliest one being a map of Cambridge dating from 1575 by William Smith.