Monday, April 07, 2014

Mapping 129 Years of the New York Times

The New York Time has used the Leaflet.js mapping library to provide an interactive interface that allows you to browse through 129 years of New York Times back editions. You can use the application to read through a number of historical events as reported in the New York Times at the time, including the shooting of President Lincoln, the sinking of the Titanic and the landing of the first men on the moon.

By using the popular Leaflet.js mapping platform, the New York Times provides users with the familiar navigation controls that they understand from using online interactive maps. The TimesMachine includes panning, zoom controls and the click & drag method that web users are familiar with from using mapping platforms, such as Google Maps.

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