East Rid­ing Ar­chives – What Was Here?

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ar­chives-fam­ily-and-lo­cal-his­tory East Rid­ing Ar­chives is de­vel­op­ing this web­site and a mo­bile app, which they hope to make avail­able in the new year. Lay­ers of his­toric in­for­ma­tion, in­clud­ing geo­ref­er­enced pho­to­graphs, will be over­laid on a mod­ern map of East Rid­ing. Ar­chiv­ist Sam Bar­tle says: “Our app users will get push no­ti­fi­ca­tions to tell them when they’re in the vicin­ity of a his­toric photo lo­ca­tion, so they can see ‘what was here’ in their sur­round­ings. My hope is that it will grad­u­ally de­velop as a com­mu­nity project in which new con­tent is crowd­sourced from users and we’re able to up­load more and more of our ex­ist­ing col­lec­tions, so that we get a re­ally good range of his­toric ma­te­rial, in­clud­ing au­dio and video.”

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