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LookBackMaps.netLookBackMaps is a company that intends to broaden the scope of location-based services such as Foursquare and Gowalla, and add an element that is nothing short of interesting into the equation: historicity.


The company provides both a web-based service and a mobile app that (taken as a whole) will let you learn everything there is to know about any place that you are visiting. For example the provided mobile application will overlay a historical photo on top of any place that you are pointing the phone of your camera at. And you will even be able to take a photo of that ancient view, effective transporting yourself back in time.

Naturally, a service such as this one will be appealing to travellers who are at any historical location that they have always dreamed of visiting. And teachers can also put this to some brilliant uses.

It will be interesting to see how quickly the world can be mapped. That is obviously something that can not be achieved overnight. But the ones behind a project as alluring as this one should have no problem recruiting the help from local communities the world over. In Their Own Words

Map your place in history.

Why It Might Be A Killer

The provided mobile application is superb. It will let anybody take a true step back in time.

Some Questions About

Which features are to be added now?

Author : Roger Hollings

Born and bred in Maine, Roger is one of the longest-standing writers for A translator by trade, he is passionate about art in all its forms. He enjoys both classic and contemporary literature, nature photography and music from both sides of the Atlantic. Fascinated by technology from an early age, he has always explored the ways in which computers let people articulate their thoughts and communicate better with the world at large.

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