Launch HyperCities


The pilot version of HyperCities has already been used by thousands of students, teachers, community groups, activists, and members of the public-at-large interested in exploring, creating, interpreting, and sharing the history of city spaces.  Built on Google Maps and Google Earth, HyperCities uses geo-referenced historical maps, 3D reconstructions, oral histories, historical photographs, and other forms of documentary evidence and data, to allow anyone to create “interpretative pathways” through time and space, unveiling layer after layer of history. HyperCities is an open-content platform, which means anyone can register and create collections.