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StreetMuseum iPhone App
From Gizmodo:

“StreetMuseum makes creative use of Google Maps and geo-tagging to show users how London used to look. You can use it to check out pictures and info about nearby historic locations, which is has more of a straightforward walking tour feel. But the fun starts when you’re actually standing in front of a location in the database.”

London, England

travelhighlights:

StreetMuseum iPhone App

From Gizmodo:

StreetMuseum makes creative use of Google Maps and geo-tagging to show users how London used to look. You can use it to check out pictures and info about nearby historic locations, which is has more of a straightforward walking tour feel. But the fun starts when you’re actually standing in front of a location in the database.”

London, England

San Francisco now is mapping its ‘urban trees’.  Why?

And yet, knowledge of the urban forest — where the trees are, what  species are represented, how old and healthy they are, the distribution  of trees geographically — has great value for planners, city foresters,  ecologists, landscape architects, tree advocacy groups, and residents,  too.
Our goal with the Urban Forest Map is to provide a one-stop  repository for tree data, welcoming information from any agency or group  and enabling and celebrating citizen participation. Together we’ll work  toward building a complete, dynamic picture of the urban forest.

Neat. I found 1,699 Japanese cherry trees in the city. About three are on my block.  I’m going to go and take some photos of them. And look - shapefiles!

San Francisco now is mapping its ‘urban trees’.  Why?

And yet, knowledge of the urban forest — where the trees are, what species are represented, how old and healthy they are, the distribution of trees geographically — has great value for planners, city foresters, ecologists, landscape architects, tree advocacy groups, and residents, too.

Our goal with the Urban Forest Map is to provide a one-stop repository for tree data, welcoming information from any agency or group and enabling and celebrating citizen participation. Together we’ll work toward building a complete, dynamic picture of the urban forest.

Neat. I found 1,699 Japanese cherry trees in the city. About three are on my block.  I’m going to go and take some photos of them. And look - shapefiles!