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Historypin allows users to place (or “pin”) old photographs onto a map. Users can then explore the map, viewing others’ photos in nearby cities, states, or countries. In most cases, the photos are placed on top of the current Google Maps streetview image, merging the past and present in one view. Historypin also provides “tours” and “collections.” During tours, users see a series of related (or at least related in the sense that someone organized them into a tour) photos overlaid onto sections of the current streetview (if possible). Collections are similar, presenting photos in a slideshow format organized by…

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