Monday, May 13, 2013

Now and Then on Google Maps

The Center for Urban History of East Central Europe has created two interesting Google Maps exploring the history of Lviv, Ukraine.

The Lviv Interactive Map shows the locations of buildings, events and people who have been important in the history of the city. The locations are sorted by category and subcategories. For example, the history category of markers includes the sub-categories of Fin-de-si├Ęcle City, the Holocaust in Lviv, Jewish city, Postsocialist city, Sacred city, Secession City and Socialist City.

The Plan of Lemberg / Lviv uses the Google Maps API to display an 1863 map of the city, the 'Plan von Lemberg'.

Using the familiar Google Maps navigation tools users can zoom in on details of the map. Quick links to zoom in on important locations on the map are displayed in the map sidebar.

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