1. How to Use

This tool is designed to be similar to Google Maps (or other map tools), there is a search and a map. It is inspired by the well known "Timechart History of the World". The entire dataset, source code, and more are available for download on about data.

2. Timeline projection

A lengthy period of approximately 500 million years is compressed into around 1 year, this begins at the Cambrian period, this is shown in red . The ice-age is also compressed, this is shown in blue .

*bya: billion years ago, *mya: million years ago, *kya: thousand years ago

Reasons in favour of this projection (apologies not all have references at this time):

3. The Data

A full list of the >100 databases is given here. A few of the databases collected include:


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