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100 Years Ago App

Augmented Reality Image Overlay of the Past
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Inspired by the 110 Stories App, which augments an overlay of the Twin Towers onto phone camera images in position, by pointing your camera at the landscape, this app shows you what that location looked like 100 years ago, based on composites of available imagery and digital artist renderings.

Alternate timeline apps, say, if Germany had won the Great War or WWII also available.

RayfordSteele, Jan 03 2012

Google_20Street_20V...20Wayback_20Machine Not entirely dissimilar to this idea. [hippo, Jan 03 2012]

a first step in that direction. http://www.theglobe...map/article2291181/
[FlyingToaster, Jan 04 2012]

Later art Google_20Historical_20Street_20View
[sqeaketh the wheel, Oct 29 2012]


       Well this app is much more comforting than the one displaying a hundred years into the future. (+)   

       I guess that depends on if its the year 2014 or not.
RayfordSteele, Jan 04 2012

       Sounds pretty sweet. It'd have to be a huge database.   

       It'd put a shocking perspective on the past, that's for sure. [+]
BC, Jan 05 2012

xandram, Oct 29 2012

       //It'd have to be a huge database.// Not that big at all: newspaper photos aren't very hi-res. Even with added CGI interpolation it wouldn't be that much. Of course site developers and municipal planning commissions would want their previews available by turning the dial the other way.
FlyingToaster, Oct 29 2012

       This is brilliant!
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 29 2012

       this is a really good idea. +
sqeaketh the wheel, Oct 29 2012


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