Landmarks: San Francisco for the iPhone

Visiting San Francisco this summer?  Make sure to bring your iPhone and the Landmarks: San Francisco app to check out the city’s historic icons — from the Golden Gate Bridge to the City Lights Bookstore.

Landmarks: San Francisco lists the official landmarked buildings and sites near you (you select how far you want to search), or by address, or just by clicking on the map.  There are more than 200 local landmarks designated by the city, so plan your walking tours now!

The app tells you when each landmark was designated (some as far back as 40 years!), provides detailed info plus links to the NoeHill website & Wikipedia.  It also displays thumbnail photos from Wikipedia for more than 60 landmarks, plus links to hi-res images. You can view the locations on a map, and share details about the landmark directly from the app with your friends and others.

Search options

Search results on a map …

… or in a list (with street address, and how far each one is from you, and in what direction)

You set the search radius (in miles or kilometers):

Click a landmark on the map (or from the list)…

… to get detailed info about each one

Detailed info includes:

  • photo if available from Wikipedia
  • architect and architectural style
  • year built
  • original owner and original use
  • year it was officially designated
  • Google Map to quickly locate the landmark

(Data from San Francisco Planning Department, current 2011)

About Steven Romalewski

Thinking about the future of geography while managing geoweb projects and GIS/spatial analysis research, with a focus on urban dynamics.
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3 Responses to Landmarks: San Francisco for the iPhone

  1. Jeanette Arevalo says:

    Hello, am treasurer of the SFTGG guide and we are discussing your app.
    Can you send me the promo code so that I can review it more

    Jeanette Arealo

  2. Pingback: Landmarks: San Francisco – for the iPhone & more | Mobile Apps for the Urban Environment

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