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Who are they?

The Portalis team is made up of an interdisciplinary collaboration between the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, the South East Technology University of IrelandWaterford City and County Council, and Ceredigion County Council.

In addition to the partnerships between organisations, the Portalis project team has been working closely with six coastal communities in Ireland and Wales and leading citizen science and cultural tourism workshops.

The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

What was the challenge?

The Portalis project team has been carefully gathering data and investigating the coasts for signs of the earliest voyages between Wales and Ireland.

The Portalis team is very invested in community engagement and making sure that non-experts can learn from their findings. A multimedia digital archive was needed, preferably one with a spatial element that could easily communicate distance and terrain.

That’s where we come in…

What was the result? 

The project is ongoing, with new findings being regularly added to the map. The team is also working on two exhibitions at Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum and Waterford Treasures.


Why Humap?

A member of the Portalis team had actually worked with us before to present archaeological data on a map. Finding the experience useful, she recommended our platform to her teammates.

Using Humap to share this information gave the team a place to upload and curate data in a wide variety of multimedia formats. They could embed the map into their existing website, creating a seamless educational experience for the user.

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