Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Historic Street View

Google Maps' street view is a very handy way to "see" a map location, but Google's open interface to their map service can also be used in some very clever ways. In this case, you take a historic photograph (pun intended) and overlay it on the current street view to get an interesting then-and-now. You work it like regular Google Maps, zooming in to areas until you find a pin/photo combination. It's a growing effort at Historypin.

As an example, check out this famous photo of VE Day in New York.

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