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GeneaNet: Geolocate your Old Postcards on Google Maps

Posted by admin on Sep 23, 2011

Three weeks ago we released a new feature that allows you to geolocate your pictures of headstones and memorials on Google Maps.

You can now also geolocate your old postcards.

You and other GeneaNet members can search for a postcard and easily view the nearby pictures on Google Maps. You can also view pictures of places where your ancestors lived then and now with Google Street View!

Select the ‘Uploads > Pictures’ item in the drop down menu at the top right of the screen to add, edit and delete old postcards:

Geolocate your postcards

Click the ‘Postcards’ tab, then click the ‘Update’ icon in the last column of the list:

Enter a country, region, subregion/county, city/town, and a street address, then click ‘Apply location’ to preview the location on the map.

Click the ‘OK’ button below the map and your postcard is now geolocated on Google Maps:

View the nearby pictures

When you are viewing an old postcard, click the ‘Target’ icon next to the street address to open Google Maps:

Click the link ‘View the nearby pictures’ at the top of the map:

The map shows the pictures within the 10 km from the site in question:

And you can also view pictures of places where your ancestors lived then and now with Google Street View!

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