Historic Earth App launched

A project created by ITP student, Martin Ceperley


We’re pleased to announce that Historic Earth (formerly Old Map App) is now available on the App Store!

Drawing on the archives of Historic Map Works, the world’s largest online collection of geo-coded historic maps, Historic
Earth allows you to virtually travel back through time in many U.S. cities and states. Geo-coding allows the maps to closely overlay a modern map, so that the same locations can be compared in various time periods.

Launching with 32,000 high-resolution maps covering several cities and states (including NYC, Boston, Philadelphia,
Washington DC, Maine, and most of the Midwest) the collection will be expanding to 130,000 soon after launch as more of the Historic Map Works archive is made available.

Historic Earth allows you to map the history of cities, towns, buildings and landmarks. View historic maps showing property owners, see buildings constructed and replaced, and watch the landscape change over time.

The app costs $5.99 (in the US) for a limited time

On the app store: http://itunes.com/apps/historicearth

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Follow On Twitter: @historicearth

Check if we have maps for your area on the Coverage Map:

Please tell us your experience and feedback so that we can keep improving it. And if you are enjoying the app, iTunes Ratings and Reviews would be much appreciated!

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009
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