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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:49 am    Post subject: Old Photos on Google Maps Reply with quote

Google Maps provides various ways of displaying photography and drawings on its maps. One example is the early plats and old school photos shown on the Maps page of this website.

Another interesting technique is to display photographs on the Street View. A great website that demonstrates this feature is called WhatWasThere. It has a the ability to adjust the intensity of the old photo on the current display of a location to show what used to be there or how it looked in the old days compared to today.

I have uploaded a number of old photos from the Concordia area onto that site. You can view them at http://www.whatwasthere.com entering Concordia, MO in the search box. Scroll down the thumbnails of the photos on the left of the window and click on one of interest (for example 1920s Standard Oil Station). Then click on ‘Google Street View’ at the bottom of the window that pops up. Use the slider at the top of the photo fading it to – in order to see what is there now. (Note. If you have trouble entering Concordia, MO in the search bar, go to the 'Explore Photos' feature at the top of the page and zoom down in the map to Concordia.)

If you have some old interesting photos, you can upload them yourself or send a copy to me and I will be happy to add them.
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