Archive for the category "internet"

Vancouver Rising: Archive Footage Turned Into GIFs


Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 — 11:20am PDT
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A great bit hat tip to the Vancouver is Awesome team for spotting (and promoting) Vancouver Rising, a new Tumblr blog that takes footage from the Vancouver Archives‘ video collection and creates fantastic animated GIFs. Here are just a few of the gems they have posted so far: 1973: Granville at Robson – “Vancouver Impressions“. […]

Vancouver: Most Walkable City in Canada


Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 — 8:47am PDT
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Vancouver has earned many distinctions and topped many lists, from having some of the best city beaches, being the most congested or most expensive to the most livable, and now it’s Canada’s Most Walkable. Vancouver walkability heat map. The popular website/service Walk Score ranked Canada’s cities and the list included: 1. Vancouver (Walk Score = […]

ICBC To Host Twitter Chat


Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 — 1:17pm PDT
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The Insurance Corporation of BC (“ICBC”) will be hosting their first-ever live chat through Twitter this Wednesday, June 6, 2012 from 11:30am until 1:00pm. During that time David Clancy, a Director the Insurance Division will be answering questions from the public. Photo credit: Clayton Perry Photoworks on Flickr This is the first live Twitter chat […]

Google Street Views Captures Canucks


Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 — 9:24am PDT
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The Google Street Views vehicle (or bike) can be seen capturing our streets and thoroughfares every now and then, updating its mapping systems. On occasion, the cameras pick up snapshots of daily life and that’s where Street View Funny comes in. They create an archive of some of the rare, odd, or humorous captures created […]

HistoryPin: Places Then and Now


Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 — 1:25pm PDT
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HistoryPin has been developed by We Are What We Do (a non-profit company) and Google to mashup maps with historic photos from communities around the world. The map works by adding user-contributed photos to Google Maps and Street Views. You can zoom into communities and pin points for a true “the and now” view of […]

Invite the World to Vancouver & Chocolate Giveaway


Thursday, October 27th, 2011 — 11:39am PDT
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You can now Invite the World to Vancouver through a new digital postcard platform. Simply visit the site, select a series of photos or upload your own, and they’ll send a real post card to the recipient. They’ll cover the postage, print the card, and have it delivered. I for one, love receiving actual tangible […]