Google Maps for history: visualize history on a map Atlastory visualizes history by combining a map with a timeline. It displays any data with a time + geographic component. You can explore historic events or data through space and time, seeing them in the context of everything that was going on in the same period. It?s like Google Maps with the ability to look 10, 50, or 1,000 years in the past. This is an application that has the potential to change the way people around the world learn history and interact with the past.