Archive for December, 2014

Atlanta Explorer – Interactive City Virtualization

December 19, 2014

I was fortunate to work on this video about a team at Emory’s Center for Digital Scholarship that is building a virtualization of 1930 Atlanta.  It’s like a Google Maps interface for the city as it existed 84 years ago, with the added feature that all the buildings will eventually be clickable, revealing all sorts of metadata and media about locations.  As geographer Michael Page notes in the video, this project is helping to re-define how we approach urban history.