Google Maps, London and Cholera in 1854

This is a great use of Google Maps and Earth to show overlays of historical maps in different places and different times. Visit London and see John Snow’s Cholera map of 1854.
Cholera London 1854
Built on the idea that every past is a place, HyperCities is a digital research and educational platform for exploring, learning about, and interacting with the layered histories of city and global spaces. Developed though collaboration between UCLA and USC, the fundamental idea behind HyperCities is that all stories take place somewhere and sometime; they become meaningful when they interact and intersect with other stories. Using Google Maps and Google Earth, HyperCities essentially allows users to go back in time to create and explore the historical layers of city spaces in an interactive, hypermedia environment.

The London Underground Live

I’m enjoying a little look around the web to see what people have been up to with Google Maps. This real-time view of the London Underground rocks – and could be very useful too!?

London Underground Live

Matthew Somerville, Frances Berriman, James Aylett, and Tim Diggins have worked a bit of maths magic with the live departure data from the TfL API to give us this tool.

Clever use of Google Maps and Street View

This is a very cool example of how Google Maps, Street View and Directions can be combined…

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