Monday, July 7, 2014

Visits - Create a Flickr & Google Maps Location History Timeline

Visits is a new online tool for creating a location history timeline by using your Flickr images and Google Maps. The service allows you to select a set of your public Flickr images and match them to your Google Maps history. Visits uses the date information in your Flickr images and Google Maps history to create a timeline. The timeline events are represented as sets of circles. Watch the video below to see the process in action.

visits- Explore the Places You Have Visited! from Alice Thudt on Vimeo.

Applications for Education
Visits could be a neat tool for students who have gone on field trips or study abroad trips to use to create digital stories about their trips. I'm also planning to test it to see if I can fake some Flickr data to use public domain pictures that I upload to my Flickr account to then create a mapped timeline about a historical event like the American Revolution or the Civil War.

H/T to Google Maps Mania