Saturday, October 22, 2016

Crowdsourced Time Travel

Mapillary, the crowdsourced rival to Street View, has a new 'time travel' feature. 'Time travel' allows you to compare two different street level photos of the same view that were taken at different times.

The Mapillary map now includes a clock icon which will take you into the 'time travel' mode for a selected location. The time travel mode includes thumbnail images of all the available submitted photos of the selected location. You can then select from these thumbnails to compare two different photos of the same scene.

Once you are in time travel mode a slider control allows you to switch between the two different images. Obviously time travel is only available at locations where more than one photo of a location has been submitted to Mapillary. Here is an example of the time travel mode in Sweden and this one is for Frederiksborg Castle in Denmark.

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