Tuesday, July 26, 2011

COOL NEW "HISTORY PIN" SITE CREATES THEN-AND-NOW PHOTO MAPS


Awesome new site called "historypin" allows users of all sorts -- libraries, archives, individuals, etc. -- to upload photos and pin them to a Google map, and then enter metadata like keywords, location, year taken, and the stories associated with that photo. Then anybody can search for photos, and compare them to how the location looks today in Google street view. You can also post video and even audio, which is pretty cool. Some major archival photo collections are already on board, like the New York Public Library. Check out some historypin's best content here. Also, it bears mentioning that the audio version of this is Broadcastr.com (currently in beta), where I have some audio content under the username InsideStoriesOnline.

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