First month report

After one month, LandmarkHunter.com is doing quite nicely. I had originally imported photos of approximately 1,200 landmarks from the Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record. Since then, thanks to your uploaded photos, the number of photographed landmarks has more than doubled: 2,573 at last count. Who knew there were so many barns with painted advertisements?

New features added in July:

  • Advanced Uploader tool for uploading multiple photos at a time. The system will try to use the best method supported by your browser. On recent browsers, it will automatically resize your photos before uploading them.
  • States, counties, and tag pages all have an Exhibit option. This is the same tool used on Bridgehunter.com letting you interactively hide and show markers on the map.
  • Trip Planner feature lets you enter a starting and ending location for your trip and then see all of the landmarks that are within a short distance along the route. It seems to work best for shorter trips (50-200 miles), but you can divide a long roadtrip into multiple sections. This feature is also available on Bridgehunter.com.

Comments  (1)

First month report
Posted August 2, 2010, by Mike Page (mike [dot] page [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It's sad how many landmarks have disappeared just since having been listed within the last 30 years. I'm finding apartment complexes, parking lots, cultivated fields, piles of rubble, etc. But, there are a lot of beautifully maintained one's as well.