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The concept behind BBC Dimensions [howbigreally.com] is relatively simple: take a specific important place, event or 'thing', and overlay these artefacts onto a map of one's local neighborhood.

The Dimensions project is part of the "BBC's continual experimentation in trying to find new ways to communicate history". Its actual application area is huge, ranging from the 9/11 Twin Towers footprint (and the flight routes taken by the 9/11 planes), over the outline of the International Space Station to the physical size of the moon.

See also:
. Sizeeasy
. Zoomable Cell Size
. Nano Journeys
. Nikon Interactive Scale
. MegaPenny


Only one thing that annoys me quite a bit and that is that if you replace the location it doesn't keep it between the different "how big" etc.

It retains the search string so that's a bonus.

Tue 28 Sep 2010 at 3:08 PM
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