I'm a bit of nerd for statty things, and history, and maps. So this interesting project by BERG for the BBC hits a real sweet spot for me. It's clever idea to quantify events from history and current affairs by enabling the user to compare the key places and events to familiar surroundings. It does this by overlaying the information over google maps, in any place that you choose. So, for example, you could plot out Neil Armstrong's exact moonwalk from the Apollo 11 moon landing on your street, or compare the size of the gulf oil disaster area to your town. Simple, clever, and a real smart use of technology to bring history to life. Find the BBC Dimensions prototype site here.