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Swiss Historical Maps Allow Journey Through Time In Your Browser

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  • Fantastic Idea (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Unknown1337 (2697703) on Friday January 18, 2013 @04:41PM (#42628911)
    The implications this could have for history records and documenting future changing is amazing. The idea of making this information public domain and easily accessible could drive both knowledge of the country and maybe broaden the understanding of time's effect on landscape, etc. with a huge visual impact.
  • Re:Google Maps (Score:4, Insightful)

    by mikael (484) on Friday January 18, 2013 @05:03PM (#42629149)

    Extend that to photographs and postcards. I've seen postcards of villages from 90 years ago, and they haven't changed. The most haunting one was to see pictures of the shop-owners and their children. The shops and homes were the same with minor modifications. But it was so strange to realize that none of those people were around any more.

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