Old Map App
May 12, 2009 12:46 PM   Subscribe

Old Map App
An iphone application I've been developing in graduate school for exploring and comparing layers of geo-referenced historical maps alongside a modern map, currently of new york city. If the user is located within the area of the map their location is translated onto the historical maps. The website has a screencast demonstration (no sound).
posted by martini (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Awesome - can't wait to try this out!
posted by blaneyphoto at 12:50 PM on May 12, 2009

I don't have an iPhone or similar, but I'm voting for the idea, which is something I've been looking for.
posted by Big Fat Tycoon at 7:20 PM on May 12, 2009

martini, this looks great. I would use and enjoy this app. I love history, NYC, and iPhone's faux GPS in that order, and damn, this looks to combine all of em. When you release it could you tell us or memail me?
posted by andromache at 8:48 AM on May 13, 2009

andromache – leave your email on the site to be get updates on this. i just demo'ed it for two days at our NYU show to a great response, and thanks to that a partnership is developing with the New York Public Library and their map geo-rectifying project (they are working on web client for users to geo-reference maps in their database) which I am very excited about!! stay tuned!
posted by martini at 9:13 AM on May 13, 2009

This might induce me to buy an iPhone. And move to NYC.
posted by desjardins at 9:13 AM on May 13, 2009

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