Monday, December 12, 2011

Locating London's Past

Researchers have today unveiled a new interactive map that reveals London’s social history in unprecedented detail, enabling users to explore everything from the world’s first gay scene to eighteenth century riots. Locating London’s Past is a new website that lets users delve deep into the capital’s past. The website is the first to map information from a vast array of sources, covering:
·     crime and punishment
·     the distribution of wealth, poverty and occupations
·     the ownership of consumer goods
·     mortality