History Scraper

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Client: David Russell, Altfusion <david.russell@altfusion.co.uk>

The Cambridge University Map supports a sophisticated annotation API, based on GeoJSON. Your task is to create an interactive application that allows users to relate the research and technology of locations in contemporary Cambridge to the things that happened in those places in earlier historical times. The Talks.cam system has an API that can be used to gather information about what is being discussed in a particular location right now. You'll need to find some alternative sources of information for the events of 100 or 1000 years ago. To engage users, your goal is to give a seamless interaction - overlaying with swipe, pan and zoom to peel down the past, or scrape off the present, in a kind of virtual archaeology.