How Does It Work?

  • Buy a map. You print it or let us print it for you.
  • Place the map in a fixed position. For optimal use, do not let the map move while using the app.
  • Download the free Floating Maps app.
  • Open the app and scan the QR code and wait for the maps to load.
  • Step back and view the whole map. You will see a map “floating” above the paper map. Move your device closer or farther away to “zoom” in and out.
  • Touch the circular buttons at the lower right hand corner of your screen. Tap the top button with the year (ex. 2019) to see the different map overlays available. Each map will be labeled at the bottom of your screen.
  • Have fun exploring your PA town and its changes over the last century!