Historical Marker Database

Historical Marker Database


The Historical Marker Database app for Android finds the nearest historical marker in the HMdb.org database from your current location and opens the details page for that marker at HMdb.org in your browser. From there you can learn more about that marker and find other nearby markers.
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Free
64
3.2
User ratings
41
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
1
File size
1090 kb
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About Historical Marker Database
The Historical Marker Database app for Android finds the nearest historical marker in the HMdb.org database from your current location and opens the details page for that marker at HMdb.org in your browser. From there you can learn more about that marker and find other nearby markers.

User reviews of Historical Marker Database
Really simple but useful and interesting app and site. The app could be a little fancier, but in the end it does exactly what you can't do just via your mobile browser. It picks up your current location and loads HMDB using your current lat/long. This should show the closest marker (if the marker data is correct AND your phone gets a good GPS location) as well as a list of nearby markers. To Whitney who said it didn't bring up the closest marker.. this could be because the location is wrong in HMdb or your device didn't have a good GPS lock. GPS is still semi-imprecise with a lot of devices. The marker across the street still should have shown up on the list of nearby markers. Great and simple app that makes road trips a little more interesting.
Sep 26, 2010
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jun 26, 2014
Awesome!
A Google User
Jun 24, 2014
Nothing here
A Google User
Mar 17, 2013
Great app! We've learned a lot from this app, plus we've finally gotten to read plaques that we've driven past for 20 years!
A Google User
Mar 17, 2013
Great app! We've learned a lot from this app, plus we've finally gotten to read plaques that we've driven past for 20 years!
A Google User
Dec 3, 2012
App doesn't let me look at what is around my area. Takes my location and gives me the nearby marker. Mobile app not good.