Historypin- Mapping the past
Historypin is a wonderful tool that allows you to pin photographs, videos and audio to a digital map. It also allows you to overlay photographs on Google streetview, providing a comparison between the present and the past. Discover how to get started with this tool and begin pinning content.
- This introductory video from the makers of Historypin explains what you can do with this incredible tool.
- You can sign in to Historypin using your existing Google account and then create your own public profile on Historypin. Find out how in this video.
- When pinning your picture to a map it is important to provide copyright details and correct attribution, including links to original archives. Discover how to do this before you pin a picture to the map.
- Discover how to fill in date and location information and then pin your picture to the Google Map.
- The best feature of Historypin is the ability to pin photographs directly on Google streetview. This provides a great comparison between the past and the present. Learn how to pin pictures to streetview.
- Pinning a historical photograph to Historypin's streetview can be difficult. Discover some great tips and tricks to make your pinning easier and more accurate.
- The State Library of Victoria has a wide range of digitised photographs that can be pinned. Discover how to search the catalogue for photographs. Note: Only images that are listed as Out of Copyright can be pinned without permission from SLV.
- Correct attribution of resources in Historypin in important. If you are using State Library of Victoria digitised photographs that are out of copyright, this video will show you how to correctly reference the image.
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