In August 2008 Canberra-based developer, Paul Hagon, designed an interesting 'mashup' of historic photography posted by the Powerhouse Museum on Flickr combined with images of the same location in modern times captured by Google and displayed on Google Street View.
This re-purposing of museum data uses the Flickr API to create a KML file from the Powerhouse Museum's photographic collection in the Commons and merges it with the Google Maps and the Google Maps Street View.
Click on a photo in the 'Then' panel on the left, and if the location is available on Google Maps Street View, you can instantly compare the historical and contemporary images.
Please select an image on the map
Code developed by Paul Hagon and gifted to the Powerhouse Museum, 2008.