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History Pin [historypin.com] hopes to become the largest user-generated archive of the world's historical images and stories. The website acts like a digital time machine, and uses Google Maps and Street View technology to allow the wide public to dig out, upload and pin their own old photos, as well as the stories behind them, onto an interactive map. Uniquely, Historypin lets people layer old images onto modern Street View scenes, providing a series of geo-located time tunnel views into the past.

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People interested in this topic, should also check out Look Back Maps and Sepia Town.

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6 COMMENTS

All they need now is iPhone and Android apps. ^ . ^

Thu 01 Jul 2010 at 5:43 AM

No comment. Sorry, but historypin just blew my mind!

Thu 01 Jul 2010 at 10:35 AM

We did something very similar, although for a more narrow purpose, a year ago: www.911history.org

Tue 06 Jul 2010 at 10:41 AM
Ian Curry

When more people start to use Historypin, it will become even more interesting, so if you have any interesting old pictures, share them!

Fri 09 Jul 2010 at 9:59 PM

Interesting. The Museum of London have a similar thing too, complete with AR iPhone app.

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/MuseumOfLondon/Resources/app/you-are-here-app/index.html

Thu 15 Jul 2010 at 3:43 AM
robbie

Just as good as the Feral Fruit mapping - better if it becomes popular and dense with information. Lets hope!

Tue 20 Jul 2010 at 8:10 AM
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