Pert Heritage

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Lezing 'History in your hands: The development of location-based applications for the public' door Tom Pert (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales), tijdens conferentie 'Nieuwe wegen voor digitaal erfgoed' op 20 april 2009 in Brussel.

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    1. 1. History in your hands: The development of location-based applications for the public Tom Pert Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
    2. 2. Comisiwn Brenhinol Henebion Cymru Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales The national body of research and record for the historic environment of Wales
    3. 4. Connected Spaces <ul><li>How can we combine information and multi-media and make it available in formats readily usable by the public? </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on the use of mobile devices. </li></ul>
    4. 5. Changing technologies <ul><li>Mobile platforms, functionality and performance are constantly developing </li></ul><ul><li>These changes in technology have been mirrored by the development of mobile applications by the Royal Commission </li></ul>
    5. 6. E-Lwybr Rhuthun - Ruthin E-Trail 2005-06: The Ruthin e-trail <ul><li>Deliver heritage information in new and innovative way to a wider audience </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce Welsh Baccalaureate students to the fundamentals of GIS, GPS and mobile technology </li></ul><ul><li>Enable students to develop measurable key skills which will count towards their attainment of the Welsh Baccalaureate </li></ul><ul><li>Develop our understanding of how to deliver Coflein information to mobile devices </li></ul>Aims:
    6. 7. E-Lwybr Rhuthun - Ruthin E-Trail Compact Flash GPS Receiver HP IPAQ PDA ESRI ArcPad Mobile GIS AquaPac Waterproof bag Basic Equipment
    7. 8. E-Lwybr Rhuthun - Ruthin E-Trail Tap Tap on any of the highlighted buildings to access information and images from the Denbighshire Record Office and RCAHMW’s COFLEIN web service. Using the e-trail
    8. 9. E-Lwybr Rhuthun - Ruthin E-Trail
    9. 10. E-Lwybr Rhuthun - Ruthin E-Trail
    10. 11. E-Lwybr Rhuthun - Ruthin E-Trail
    11. 12. Students visiting the Record Office E-Lwybr Rhuthun - Ruthin E-Trail Education
    12. 13. E-Lwybr Rhuthun - Ruthin E-Trail Students at Ysgol Brynhyfryd, Ruthin, creating their own E-Trails. Welsh Baccalaureate
    13. 14. 2007-08: Blaenavon town e-trail Changing Hardware
    14. 15. Changing Software
    15. 16. The Blaenavon Town e-trail
    16. 17. Blaenavon World Heritage Centre
    17. 18. 14 HP iPAQ Travel Companions
    18. 19. www.mscapers.com
    19. 22. Education – Coleg Gwent IT students
    20. 23. Education – Coleg Gwent IT students
    21. 24. Transition from outdoor to indoor space with use of spatial triggers other than GPS. Future development Sensor Range Interaction mode RFID 1cm Touch 2D barcodes 10cm Focus Infrared 5m Point RF pingers 50m Approach
    22. 25. Casgliad y Bobl / The People's Collection represents an important One Wales commitment to develop an innovative approach to collect, interpret, distribute and discuss Wales' cultural heritage in an online environment. A world class bilingual online resource which extends an understanding of our culture and heritage both within Wales and beyond. 2009-10: Casgliad y Bobl / The People’s Collection
    23. 26. An online multimedia platform providing bilingual content created by Welsh museums, archives and libraries and user-generated content on Welsh cultural heritage.
    24. 27. Who is providing content? <ul><li>Initial content will be provided by: </li></ul><ul><li>National Library of Wales </li></ul><ul><li>National Museum Wales </li></ul><ul><li>Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales </li></ul><ul><li>Culturenet Cymru </li></ul><ul><li>National Grid for Learning Cymru </li></ul><ul><li>BBC Wales </li></ul><ul><li>Herian </li></ul>
    25. 28. GIS functionality All content will be tagged spatially, temporally and thematically, enabling it to be displayed on-line within a time-enabled mapping interface. <ul><li>The GIS interface will allow the user to search in a number of ways: </li></ul><ul><li>Using a time-dependent display – moving a slider along a bar would result in data and base-mapping being shown or hidden according to the period selected </li></ul><ul><li>A geographical display allowing collections to be searched by spatial location </li></ul><ul><li>A thematic display of items tagged into thematic groups. </li></ul><ul><li>A free text search. </li></ul>
    26. 29. Delivery to mobile phones <ul><li>Hardware that virtually everyone has access to </li></ul><ul><li>A platform with a variety of delivery options: audio, SMS, internet </li></ul><ul><li>People’s Collection will develop a pan-Wales system for delivery of heritage information to mobile phones </li></ul>
    27. 30. Mobile delivery Different levels of mobile interface will be developed to suit different levels of phone sophistication and network availability, thereby maximizing potential audience.
    28. 31. Source: Ofcom / GSM Association / Europa Technologies; Q1 2008 Note: Map shows the number of 2G operators with at least 75% area coverage; not directly comparable to that published in the 2007 report. 2G mobile phone network
    29. 32. 3G mobile phone network Source: Ofcom / GSM Association / Europa Technologies; Q1 2008 Note: Map shows the number of 3G operators with at least 75% area coverage; not directly comparable to that published in the 2007 report.
    30. 33. Mobile phone development <ul><li>Latest generation iPhone, G1, Blackberry Storm, HTC Magic </li></ul><ul><li>Seamless use of 2G, 3G and Wi-Fi </li></ul><ul><li>Downloadable Applications </li></ul><ul><li>GPS </li></ul><ul><li>Open operating system: Android </li></ul>
    31. 36. User-generated content Content uploaded by users will eventually form the majority of content available through the site. Users will be able to choose whether to make this material visible to all users, specific user groups or just add it to their private scrapbook.

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