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Swiss Historical Maps Allow Journey Through Time In Your Browser 32

An anonymous reader writes "The Swiss Federal Office of Topography has published a complete set of digitized historical maps from 1938 to 2011. The twist: a browser application allows you to create a time travel movie at any place in Switzerland for any zoom level. As an example, you can see the recession of Europe's biggest glacier over the last 75 years. The application is the most recent effort of the Swiss Government to make geodata freely available to the public at no cost using open source software and will include maps dating as far back as 1838."
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Swiss Historical Maps Allow Journey Through Time In Your Browser

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  • Google Maps (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 18, 2013 @04:34PM (#42628837)

    I've always wished Google Maps would add another slider that lets you scroll back to previous satellite images of the same area.

  • CERN Evolving (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Roger W Moore ( 538166 ) on Friday January 18, 2013 @04:45PM (#42628963) Journal
    IF you want to see the evolution of the CERN particle physics lab this this link [admin.ch]. You can see the construction of some of the early accelerators (PS and ISR) which were in buildings (PS) or a large circular raised embankment (ISR). However the more modern accelerators you can only detect by the construction of new surface buildings (look for the ATLAS and LHC magnet assembly buildings appearing across the road from the main site towards the end.

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