WhatWasThere – Put history in its place

whatwasthere san joseWhatWasThere ties historical photos to Google Maps, allowing you to tour familiar streets to see how they appeared in the past.

The WhatWasThere project was inspired by the realization that we could leverage technology and the connections it facilitates to provide a new human experience of time and space – a virtual time machine of sorts that allows users to navigate familiar streets as they appeared in the past.

The premise is simple: provide a platform where anyone can easily upload a photograph with two straightforward tags to provide context: Location and Year. If enough people upload enough photographs in enough places, together we will weave together a photographic history of the world (or at least any place covered by Google Maps). So wherever you are in the world, take a moment to upload a photograph and contribute to history!

If you have a question or want to find out more about this project, contact us at info@whatwasthere.com.

WhatWasThere was created in Ann Arbor, Michigan by Enlighten Ventures, LLC.

© Enlighten Ventures, LLC 2011

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