Atlanta Explorer – Interactive City Virtualization

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.


One Response to “Atlanta Explorer – Interactive City Virtualization”

  1. Don Easterling Says:

    This is awesome. I live in Ansley Park on Peachtree Circle. My house backs up to an alley and what used to be houses on Peachtree St. Now is Earthlink and the Marriott Suites. I am between 16th and 17th St.

    I have always wondered what This section of Peachtree St. Used to look like. How can I see this? Please let me know.


    Don Easterling

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