On Wednesday 18th July, we were winners, in partnership with Rowan O’Neill, at the Ordnance Survey’s GeoVation Coast Path Challenge.
GeoVation is an innovation competition and the challenge was to use Geography and technology to provide an answer to the question “How do we bring communities and visitors closer together along the Coast Path?”
Our solution is igam ogam, an augmented reality smartphone app fed by a community engagement process of content generation.
Through experiential storytelling we aim to give the user a ‘sense of place’, a quality we think is vital for an understanding of the relationship between the landscape and the communities who live there.
You can see more about our entry on the GeoVation website. We will be posting more content here as the project develops.
The GeoVation process was a challenging one, but very much about constructively developing projects. We’d like to thank the GeoVation team for all of their support and for helping us push ourselves in new directions.
Now the hard work really begins – watch this space!