ExploreHeritage - Newcastle Commemorative Plaques
|Posted on Mar 04 2011|
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A new resource, developed for Newcastle City Council by us as part of our Explore Heritage Initiative allows users to explore the history and heritage of Newcastle through the 92 commemorative plaques using Googlemaps, Google Earth, Bing Maps or Google Maps for mobile.
The resource can be accessed by:
The 'Explore Heritage Initiative - EHI' was the brainchild of MGH Consultants and provides facilities for creating sustainable, cost-effective online heritage/culture/art trails, etc, as well as mapping other points of interest like commemorative plaques, information/interpretation boards throughout the UK and Europe, whilst also providing printable and downloadable resources such as the trail guides, visitor information etc.
The cost of developing printed guides can be significant and far out of the reach of much of the UKs knowledgebase in volunteer-run amenity bodies and the like, with or without available grants. Developments like this could help us, at a fraction of the print production costs, to harness this knowledgebase and tap into the local knowledge of these types of societies and trusts as well as keep resources more up-to-date, as well as provide 'on-demand' printing of the latest, most-up-to-date information rather than waiting until a print-run has been fully exhausted before updating information.
All this is aimed at putting more visitor information at people's fingertips, through one portal (exploreheritage.co.uk - this is still very much under development) so people can plan their trips more effectively, get on-demand information whilst they are out and about or make virtual visits, rather than relying on dropping into a TIC or the leaflets available at tourist accomodation.
If you would like more information about how you can get your heritage/cultural/art/historic trails or points of interest online and available through mobile maps, online mapping facilities and Google Earth then please contact Ben Smith, 01670 811 219, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last changed: Mar 04 2011 at 3:43 PMBack