Wednesday, September 21, 2011
1930's Satellite View on Google Maps
The New Jersey State Atlas is using Google Maps to showcase aerial photography of the entire state taken in the 1930's (OK ... I admit there is no satellite imagery from the 1930's).
The opacity of the aerial photo layer can be adjusted. This means it is possible to compare the aerial view of the state in the 1930's to Google's current satellite imagery and observe how the state has developed over the last 80 years.
The map also includes the option to view Google Maps's annotated roads and to switch to the map view. It is therefore very easy to find locations in the state that you might want to see with the 1930's aerial view.