AthenaPlus 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.


Spatial accuracy:

The 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.

A tool for planning the cultural route. Click the points on the map and end the route by double-click.

Find tool. Enter the place name.


Search Europeana content and find geographical location of selected object.


Zoom the map to full extent.

Selecting base layers:
Google Physical

Zoom tool.



Used APIs and other resources
Microsoft Translator API
Microsoft Translator API Microsoft
OpenLayers JavaScript library OpenLayers contributors
jQuery JavaScript library jQuery Foundation
LoGeo API IPCHS, LoCloud project
.NET Framework Microsoft
Google maps API Google
OpenStreetMap OpenStreetMap contributors
Json.NET Newtonsoft
OpenXML Microsoft
ClosedXML ClosedXML contributors

The tool could be efficiently used also on mobile devices with additional locational and navigation features.



.Please send comments to Franc J. Zakrajsek:

Developed by IPCHS, eCultureLab in cooperation with Europeana projects partners.