US: MSN launched TimeMap, an interactive guide to the Battle of Britain. The application was build by Microsoft-partner Shoothill and has three major components:
1. The TimeMap is based on Bing Maps Silverlight Control. It shows original maps, reconnaissance imagery and target documents of the German Luftwaffe. Users can navigate to various locations through quick links in a target list for London and Coventry. The TimeScope can be dragged around to explore the location; the TimeSlider lets users switch between various historic maps and satellite imagery and the Docs-button allows users to explore DeepZoom-Compositions of the original target documents within the TimeScope.
2. The Archive is a DeepZoom Composition with historic documents and photos. As usual Shoothill has created this composition as a huge mosaic.
3. The Photosynth “Hangar” contains Photosynth-Collections of the Heinkel He 111, the Supermarine Spitfire and the Hawker Hurricane in the RAF Museum in London.