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WhatWasThere.com and H-Net Listserves

September 26, 2011
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I recently received the following message on the H-Net listserve H-Urban.

2 Questions: 1) what do you think of the site that Richard Harris is mentioning here?

And 2) What do you think about H-Net and all the listserves there?

Hope you have a nice day/blog!

egdr

—–Original Message—–
From: H-NET Urban History Discussion List [mailto:H-URBAN@H-NET.MSU.EDU] On Behalf Of Sebastian Haumann
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2011 4:33 AM
To: H-URBAN@H-NET.MSU.EDU
Subject: WWW/GIS: Historical photos with Google street views

From: Richard Harris

I am curious to know whether people think of this feature as being
useful for research or teaching:
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/technology/2011/09/what-was-there/156/

[Ed: This article refers to the website WhatWasThere.com , which
overlays historical photos (uploaded by users) on Google Maps Street
View, to show how streets looked in the past.]

Richard Harris, Professor,
School of Geography and Earth Sciences,
McMaster University
http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/geo/faculty/harris/index.html

H-Urban E-mail address: h-urban@h-net.msu.edu (Click: mailto:h-urban@h-net.msu.edu )
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(SACRPH, at http://www.sacrph.org ),and the Urban History Association (UHA, at http://uha.udayton.edu ).

2 Comments leave one →
  1. egdr permalink
    September 27, 2011 8:56 am

    Historypin.com is another similar site, that a Stanford prof mentions he is making a central element in a class on urban history.

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