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Life in Grayscale

Presenting vintage photos from Flickr in an interesting way. 

London for Free

Free things to see, get and do in London. 


Lookbackmaps is a simple, yet robust way of visually organizing, exploring and engaging in history and historical photographs through web and mobile-based maps. 


A simple app to remember must-visit restaurants. Whether you hear about a new place from a friend, blog, or by walking by, Matchbook will help you remember it later. 

Moment Tracker

Where were you during significant moments in history? Share your story. 

Monuments: Diversity, Democracy and Freedom

This map and table application displays historical and cultural monuments in Los Angeles, with a focus on monuments that celebrate diversity, democracy, and freedom. Includes descriptions and Flickr photos for over 900 monuments. 

GoogleVisualization, GoogleMaps 
Moveable History

This is the 3rd in the "moveable" series, that started with Moveable Weather, and then moved on to Moveable Tides. This time, this Tropo/Google Latitude/Wikipedia mashup reads to from Wikipedia pages about places registered on the National Registry of Historic Places. (U.S only). You can surf virtually, or actually visit the locations with your GPS-enabled phone. 

Wikipedia, Voxeo, Tropo, GoogleLatitude 
NY Times TimesMachine

A collection of full-page image scans of the newspaper from 18511922. Organized chronologically and navigated by a simple calendar interface, TimesMachine provides a unique way to traverse the historical archives of The New York Times. 

AmazonS3, AmazonEC2 
Old UK Maps Scans on Google

A set of old, 1 inch to the mile, out of copyright, UK Ordinance Survery maps displayed on custom Google Maps. An overlay is provided so you can compare then and now. Coverage as of April 2006 is approx 20 percent of England and Wales. 

Oral Histories of Route 66 Map

Jay Crim and Shekar Davarya spent the summer of 2002 driving across the country on Route 66, collecting interviews with the people who live, work and travel on the old road. This multimedia map is the result. Built with the new My Maps service. 

Place My Past

Place My Past is a family history mapping application.  

OpenStreetMap, Freebase, FacebookSocialPlugins 
See Bournemouth UK

A Google map based interactive guide to the Bournemouth, Dorset, UK area. The map shows attractions, food outlets, pubs, and clubs. Routes mode lets you plot journeys and calculate distances. History mode displays a map of old local photos. 

September 11 Digital Archive

Views of Ground Zero with stories and photographs from Sept 11 2001. From the Sept 11 Digital Archive Project. 

Singapore Historical Photos Map

Google Maps mashup of historical photos of Singapore. 

SowetoUprisings .com

Documents the June 16th, 1976 uprisings in Soweto, South Africa. 

GoogleMaps, GeoNames, Flickr 
The American Civil War Timeline Project

Chronologically and geographically, maps the events of The American Civil War. 

The American Image

The American Image: Photographs of John Collier Jr. is an online exhibit exploring the work of John Collier during the war years of the 1940s. Flickr mashups are used to pull in photographs making up the Collection and one of the interactive activities. 

Time Machine

Browse the #1 hits from the past 60 years and read the news during that time! 

YouTube, Wikipedia 

What were you doing 1 year ago today? Each morning users are sent an email containing reminders of the past including, tweets, facebook posts, Instagram photos and foursquare checkins. 

Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, Facebook 
Top 25 Crimes of the Century

The top 25 crimes as reported by Time magazine are plotted on a map with useful information and photos about each. 

YahooGeocode, GoogleMaps 


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