Category Archives: Historical Maps

Hear Planet for iPhone

This is kinda fun for the iPhone – its plays wikipedia citations according to the geo-location information. Obviously many of these are historical. http://www.tuaw.com/tag/geolocation/ I’ll install on my iphone and feedback after wandering the streets of edinburgh!

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Situationists City

An interesting thought that springs to mind about the experience of walking a city but using a map that doesn’t ‘match’ the actual space, is Guy Debord and his writings upon the Situationists International. A classic example might be Debord’s … Continue reading

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Shadows from another place

This online art piece by Paula Levine is an interesting take on GPS the origin of  surveillance technologies. “Shadows from another place” is a series of hypothetical mappings, web-based and site specific, that use Global Positioning Systems to imagine the … Continue reading

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daniel belasco rogers

I’ve always like the way that GPS trails lay down a sort of social history – a trace of human activity. Google maps show everything. Warts and all. http://www.planbperformance.net/dan/mapping.htm As Rogers traces his way around cities it develops highly peculiar … Continue reading

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Escape from the Tower of London

This is relevant in the context of locative media, and encouraging user groups to ‘be in’ a place in time. HP’s Mediascape technology has brought the Jacobite Nithsdale and other ghosts from the Tower of London back to life in … Continue reading

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Great War Digital

This is quite interesting but limited to a specific historical frame: The Great War 1914-1918. It uses Windows Mobile and more specifically Memory Map to download specifc maps. http://www.greatwardigital.com/pda.shtml

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