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Using Humap

Types of content on Humap

Records are the most common type of content on the map. These can be stories, events, images, videos – text – anything, really. Every black pin on the map represents one record, and every white circle with a number in the centre represents the number of records shown in the centre.


Collections are made from groups of records with a common theme. They don’t have pins on the map, but the records they are made of do.


Overlays are either historical maps or data that lies on top of the base map.


Trails are walkable series of records that you can explore online or in person. Their pins are green with an illustration of a map pin with a route.


Journeys tell stories of people/items that travelled great distances, like an ocean voyage.


Timelines can be used to tell stories over periods of time, like decades or centuries.

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