WhatWasThere, a Crowd Sourced Historical Photo Map of the World


WhatWasThere is an ambitious project to create a crowd sourced interactive photographic map of the world that includes present day and archival photos. Photos, tagged with their location and year, are uploaded by WhatWasThere members on the website and via an iPhone app. Uploaded photos can be viewed on a Google Map of the world. WhatWasThere is by Enlighten Ventures of Ann Arbor.

The WhatWasThere project was inspired by the realization that we could leverage technology and the connections it facilitates to provide a new human experience of time and space – a virtual time machine of sorts that allows users to navigate familiar streets as they appeared in the past.

via The Presurfer

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