The Treehouse + The Cave

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Thursday, April 07, 2005

Memory Maps

Within hours of Google's announcement that they had added satellite imagery to their already elegant mapping service, a new and quite brilliant image pool has developed on Flickr that takes advantage of the feature. Called Memory Maps, users are taking satellite images of places they have lived or experienced from Google, and then annotating the images using Flickr Notes feature. The notes vary from simple location descriptions to elaborate stories about entire hometowns (and the people that inhabit them).

Again, I'm amazed at the speed by which people create new forms from the free tools now available; this has a lot of potential. Aaron, Heather, when can I expect the annotated Kanawha Valley?

Blogger Andy thought:


Turns out the Google Map of Chas is pretty low res. If you want something better, take a look at TerraServer.


April 7, 2005 at 10:31 AM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger hipp-o thought:

the weird thing is, from satellite photos, the projects look like the nicest places to live.

April 7, 2005 at 11:43 AM - Comment Permalink  

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