GIS pilot has been developed to demonstrate the use and re-use of
Europeana, AthenaPlus and the other cultural heritage content, when
browsing the content geographically. The AthenaPlus GIS pilot has been
development in the framework of eCultureMap.The eCultureMap is the effort
of the Europeana partners to put their cultural content on the one single
geographical knowledge map when ingesting their metadata to Europeana. The
eCultureMap currently displays more
than 2 millions objects from several Europeana projects as are Athena,
Carare, LinkedHeritage, AthenaPlus, PartagePlus and others.
tool supports navigation and search of the content: - to move the map press either left or middle mouse
button while over the map and drag; - to change the magnification use the
mouse scroll wheel or the magnification tool on the right sidebar; you can
also hold a shift key while drawing a rectangle with the left mouse button
to zoom-in; - to identify features use the left mouse button and
click on them, then select the thumbnail to connect to Europeana meta data.
Filtering the heritage on the map
according to term. When multilingual option is checked enter the term in
English and it will be automatically translated into other languages.
tool for planning the cultural route. Click the points on the map and end
the route by double-click.
tool. Enter the place name.
Search Europeana content and
find geographical location of selected object.
Zoom the map to full extent.
base layers: Google Physical Satellite Streets Hybrid
The tool could be efficiently used also
on mobile devices with additional locational and navigation features.The
first version of the eCultureMap has been developed within Carare project.