Create a digital history with History Pin

Want to know what was happening on the corner of your street a hundred years ago? Now a new online project will let you ‘pin’ historic photos to images on Google Streetview giving you a snapshot of that particular location throughout history.

The HistoryPin website encourages web users to upload their archive photos and ‘geo-tag’ the modern-day locations onto their modern Streetview locations. The site allows users to share images from their personal photo albums and wants them to include the stories and history behind them.

What a great project for school students to get involved with!  Combine history, culture, and geography in one fell swoop!

Read more at:  A snapshot through time: The website that lets you ‘pin’ historic photos onto Streetview

2 thoughts on “Create a digital history with History Pin

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  2. I hope you’re as enthusiastic about Historypin as we are and you’re keen to be part of this ambitious project. If you are, but perhaps you don’t have access to a scanner or perhaps have too many photos to scan. If so, we can help.

    1Scan.co.uk is Historypin’s offical photo scanning partner. You can read more about what we do at http://1scan.co.uk/historypin/historypin.htm If you’d like us to scan your photos we are offering a 10% discount if you mention this blog.

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