Historypin Explained

20 01 2011

Historypin combines Google Street View and databanks of historical photographs to allow you to see what a given point looked like in the past. (Say in 1914). Historypin invites ordinary people to share their old photos and the stories behind them by “pinning” the pictures to the locations they were taken in Google Street View. The overlaid photos are geo-tagged and dated to provide the time machine effect. Historypin already has thousands of pictures from public archives and companies as well as amateur photographers.

This video explains how Historypin works.

For more about Historypin, see here, here, and here.


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