Historypin is a tool for creating interactive maps with pictures, audio and video.  Click here for a great guide or watch the video tutorial on Youtube.

The concept is simple really.  Anyone with a Gmail account can pin photos to a specific geographic location.  With each pinned photo is the opportunity to add a “story” on the photo itself.  With modern Google street view as the backdrop, photos appear in the spot where they were originally taken.  The effect is remarkable.  It makes a great argument  about history, the human experience and the passage of time.

View the story “Historypin- Mapping the past” on Storify

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