The Consortium of Ancient World Mapper's updated base map tile server can be found at the link below or by clicking the image to the left. These tiles are particularly useful as a base layer for maps of the Ancient Middle East and Mediterranean Basin. For other regions of the ancient world, users may need to add their own water polygons (rivers, lakes, bays, etc.) to achieve their desired level of accuracy.
The data provided by the CAWM Tile Server are provided under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.
These tiles are currently hosted courtesy of the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio at the University of Iowa Libraries, and were created by Ryan Horne at the Ancient World Mapping Center and were edited and regenerated by Jay Bowen and Matthew Butler at the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio from data produced by Ryan Horne, Richard Talbert, Jeffrey Becker, Ross Twele, Audrey Jo, Ray Belanger, Luke Hagemann, Ashley Lee, and others.
To cite this resource in MLA style, you may use the following:
Horne, R., Talbert, R., Becker, J., Twele, R., Jo, A., Belanger, R., Hagemann, L., Lee, A., Bowen, J., Butler, M., et al. Consortium of Ancient World Mappers Map Tiles. The Consortium of Ancient World Mappers and the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio at the University of Iowa, 2022, https://cawm.lib.uiowa.edu.
You can enroll these tiles in a wide range of digital cartography formats, including QGIS, ArcGIS, Leaflet, MapBox, OpenLayers, and Google Maps. You can find detailed instructions for using the map tiles in these cases by following the links in the right-hand sidebar of the tile server or by following the appropriate link below.