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7 Wonders of the World Map

A Google Maps app on the 7 wonders of the world with Quick-Zoom functionality. Ancient, the Medieval World, Modern Wonders, Natural Wonders and Underwater Wonders. 

Barack Obama Inauguration Map

MSNBC has an interative map highlighting points of interest along parade route to the White House where he will take the oath of office. Has layers of overlaid data that can be toggled on and off. 

Barack Obama White House Journey

A Fly by tour in Google Earth of the Barack Obama journey from his birthplace in Honolulu, Hawaii to White House. With YouTube Videos of some of the stops. 

YouTube, GoogleEarth 
Black Swan Events

Black Swan lets you explore history from a whole new perspective. It allows users to augment over 400 statistical time series (each containing annual data items for as many as 200 countries over the last 200 years) to find out how different socioeconomic developments correlate with certain historical events. Once you have detected a link between a statistical outlier and an event, Black Swan can indicate similar patterns. 

GoogleChart, Freebase, DBpedia 
Burien Streetcar Line

Overlay of 1923 map on Virtual Earth using MapCruncher. Shows the history of Seattle Municipal Railway's Division C, the streetcar line that once connected Burien with White Center and Seattle. 

CNN iReports Map

The CNN iReports Map, set on the Barack Obama inauguration parade route, allows readers to submit their own stories and reports from the event. 


Browse the timeline of war and conflict across the globe. Integrates with Freebase and Google Maps Flash. 

GoogleMapsFlash, Freebase 
Detroit History

Overlays historical aerial photographs of Detroit over current imagery to demonstrate change over time. The site features aerial imagery from 1949, 52, 56, 61, 76, 81, 97, 2005 and 06. 

Dutch Cultural History at Buurtatlas

Combination of Mediawiki and Google Maps to manage location based data about Dutch cultural heritage. 

Early Gothic Architecture in France

Multple ways of looking at maps, Images, Google Earth KML files for about 1,500 early gothic sites in Northern France, using Google Earth, Google, Wikipedia, Flickr, Clusty, Mapquest. The original data comes from the work of Dr. John James. 

Explore the World Sites of India

Explore World Heritage sites in India, such as Humayun's Tomb, Delhi Qutb Minar, Taj Mahal, Churches and Convents of Goa. 

GoogleMapsData, GoogleMaps 
Free Influencer

A website that defines who has influenced who between people. Built using the Freebase API. 

Genealogy of Influence viewer

The Genealogy of Influence is an interactive visualization of the Influence domain in Freebase, showing who has influenced whom. 


Online community whose aim is to show in pictures how the world has changed through time. In essence it is an archive of old photographs and pictures tagged by time and location on a Google Map. 

History Timeline Wiki

A history plus geography wiki that allows readers to contribute items of historical interest and plot their locations. Novel use of Google API for a timeline. Initial dataset is US battles. 

Island Eye

Island Eye has been created to achieve a focal island portal specializing in the History and Tourism of the Isle of Wight. It also helps support Island businesses and voluntary sectors. 

Japanese Castle Explorer

A stylish-looking interactive Google map showing over 120 of Japan's original, rebuilt & ruined castles. Plenty of features, overlays, etc. 

Joe Biden's Journey

Map that traces the life of US Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Joe Biden.  

John McCain Mapped

Google map of the journey of John McCain from his birth place in Panama Canal Zone to possibly the White House. 


A browser for the Web of the past. Go back in time and rediscover how sites looked years ago. See how fast information evolves in wikis. Uses BOSS, (URL patterns as an API), and the MediaWiki API. 



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