A brief manual

Timetravel’s Guide
to the ChROnoScOpE

Deutsche Hilfe

Chronoscope World is a time machine to explore the history of the world, browsing maps from the 13th until the 20th century. More than 2,000 high-resolution maps can be displayed in a maps application on the correct geographic location.

Contents

  1. Tutorial
  2. Table of Commands and Functions
  3. System Requirements

Tutorial

New features of Chronoscope World 2.9

Table of Commands and Functions

Keyboard shortcuts is time travel on steroids.

Navigation

Keyboard Function Smartphone/Tablet Mouse or Trackpad
pan the view port swipe drag
+ or ß zoom in double tap or spread gesture
plus-button
double click
mouse wheel
plus button
- or ´ zoom out pinch gesture
minus button
shift and double click
mouse wheel
minus button
new rect shift + drag
shift and shift rotate 2 finger rotate gesture drag with second mouse button
(or control drag)
N north up tap the compass click the compass
center on your current location tap the target button click the target button
center on your current location an turn map to north tap the target button and keep the device horizontal
shift and shift tilt map pane long touch the map and turn your mobile device till iOS10 - does not work at the moment drag with second mouse button
(or control-drag)
N N no tilt angle
Alt1 - 3 bookmark current map and view -
Alt1 - 3 recall map and view -
overwrite bookmark with current map and view alt
AltShift1 - 3 clear bookmark shift
B show previous maps – (b)ack

Chrono Bar

Chronoscope home page
R random rocket flight
AltR autopilot – endless random old maps
F or K search maps that fit the current view and display map table
J sort map table by year
1 - 7 select map from map table (also if map table is clodes)
A show atlas on map table
W next map of atlas
AltW autopilot for atlas
Q previous map of atlas
E show next edition of map
H map’s home position (or former view) map title map title
V enter geoURL
drag’n’drop geoURL on Chronoscope; e.g. Google Maps URL or coordinate links from Wikipedia
open quick tips

City Maps

C show city maps on map table
1 - 7 select city map chrono bar chrono bar
nummer of selected map
1 - 7
// again or N NN
home position of map
// and back to detail
tap selected year at chrono bar
// again
click selected year at chrono bar
// again

View

D show/hide dark background
S show/hide satellite view
M show/hide mountains
L show/hide layout of all maps and filter for year and signature
Y Quick Filter: limit intervall toauf +/-10 years (experimental in layout mode)
ShiftQ ShiftW shift interval in layout mode
I show/hide info layer
            (Leertaste) show/hide map
8 9 0 transparency Slider slider
Z time pendulum, i.e. automatic change of transparency

ChronoCursor

ChronoCursor position Tap the map or drag the ChronoCursor click the map or drag the ChronoCursor
Open Victoria’s menu Tap the ChronoCursor click the ChronoCursor

Victoria’s Menu

jump to map source
show map at ChronoAtlas
show map in full scale at a new browser tab
copy iFrame code to clipboard
copy ChronoLink to clipboard
search maps that fit the current view and display map table

Geo Services

open new Chronoscope;
only while Chronoscope inside iFrames
jump to Apple Maps
jump to google maps
jump to google Earth Engine;
for satellite view and zoom level 13 or lower
jump to OpenStreetMap
jump to OpenSeaMap;
ChronoCursor need to touch water
jump to Microsoft bing Maps;
jump to GeoPortal Hamburg
jump to Denkmalkartierung Hamburg
jump to Baugenehmigungsexplorer;
not for Safari
jump to FIS-Prortal Berlin
jump to Geodatenzentrum;
only for satellite view
jump to Sonnenverlauf;
zoom level 13 and above
jump to Windfinder;
zoom level 13 and below
jump to TomTom;
zoom level 9 to 15
jump to GeoHacks

Photos and Info

jump to google streetview;
zoom level 13 and above
jump to eFoto 2.0 beta and show old photos of Hamburg;
zoom level 13 and above
jump to sMapshot and show old photos of Switzerland
jump to PastVu and show old photos;
zoom level 13 and above
look up info on the Stolperstein;
light map mode, Hamburg only
show Wikipedia.de near by
show Wikipedia.com near by
Keyboard Function Smartphone/Tablet Mouse or Trackpad


System Requirements

Chrome

WebGL

  • A note for Chrome users: Chronoscope requires WebGL, which is disabled by default. Follow these steps to enable WebGL for Chrome
    1. Go to chrome://settings and Click the button + Show advanced settings
    2. In the System section, enable Use hardware acceleration when available (You'll need to relaunch Chrome for any changes to take effect.)
    3. Then go to chrome://flags
    4. Ensure that WebGL Draft Extensions are enabled (You'll need to relaunch Chrome for any changes to take effect.)

    (Info via superuser: How can I enable WebGL in my browser?)

    Safari für iPhone/iPad

    Location Based Services

    Support and Background Info

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    Launch Chronoscope_