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The University of Idaho's Map Room has taken digital mashups to an entirely new level with this ambitious project. Their staff members utilized a Google Fusion Table to allow patrons to browse, via location, over 8,000 historical photographs from the University of Idaho Library's digital collections. So far, they have included football programs from their sports collection, the Dworshak Dam collection, and 1,200 images from the Idaho Aerial Photograph collection. First-time visitors will notice that each collection has a different colored marker on the map, and users can zoom in and out to look for items of note. There's a sophisticated and user-friendly interface here that allows users to look for photographs by decade as well. The majority of the images are from Idaho, but there are some intriguing outliers, such as the photograph of the Washburn-Wilson Seed Company plant in Ralston, Nebraska.

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  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > Geography
  • Social Studies > United States History

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    Keywords:

    NSDL_SetSpec_internetscout,Social studies -- United States history,Geoscience,Social studies,Social studies -- Geography,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120928105629099T,Social Sciences,NSDL

    Language:

    English

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