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Interactive map platform for heritage & planning

There’s never been a more important time to encourage digital participation. Connect your heritage, tourism and communities teams in a common purpose.

Heritage and Planning

Humap helps you create a narrative and tell the story of locations, buildings and artefacts in a way which can communicate their importance to other professionals: planners, architects, environmental specialists and policymakers.

You can use Humap to report internally and cross-departmentally, as well as release your content to your public audience.

Tourism and Promotion

Heritage makes money. Inward investment and tourism are increased when local councils use their heritage assets well. Humap helps you to curate trails, collections and rich digital experiences to tell people about the places they are. You can build walking trails around your local area; group stories of buildings, places or artefacts into a collection; and allow visitors to make their own contribution, through Humap’s user-generated content functions.

Community engagement and transformation

There’s never been a more important time to make digital engagement a part of your strategy, across heritage, tourism and local service delivery. Humap can be a big part in making that happen, by joining up your teams across sectors, and presenting things together on a map.

Community and special interest groups have an important role to play in the development of service provision, tertiary interpretation of heritage assets and education. Using Humap’s user-generated content tools, you can work with local organisations to collect, curate and share new information on a map. This might be something to do with the services you provide; a re-interpretation of existing content; or a digital engagement project for local residents.

A modern platform for interactive maps

People have high expectations of digital services. The benchmark for their online expectations are set by Google, Amazon, Netflix and Facebook, who invest millions in user research, accessibility and design. Humap follows this approach of putting the user first, which sets it apart from other mapping services found in the public sector. It’s a thoroughly modern solution to building interactive maps.

Features

  • a user-friendly map which people will understand and use intuitively – tested extensively and backed by years of award-winning user-experience design research
  • accessible to users with assistive needs (regularly audited for accessibility compliance to WAI AA standards)
  • Embed on your existing website (or host separately), and change the look and content for different uses
  • built as a modern web-based software as a service, not a clunky 1990s desktop software trade-off
  • choose whether your content is public or internal-only
  • Discrete groups for teams and departments to work on their own content
  • Share a common platform across different departments and projects

Contact Miriam on the details below and let’s talk about interactive maps, records, collections, and trails together!…

Heritage features

Overlays

Show layers of data and geo-rectified maps. Data and maps can be grouped together to form one layer and multiple layers shown. Users can switch them on and off, make them transparent or reorder them. Layers can be plans, networks and borders.

Taxonomies

Create associations between your project’s records, collections, and overlays by assigning categories and tags through Humap’s taxonomy system. As the project owner, you decide on the terms and structure of your taxonomy. A powerful feature that can reveal previously unseen links across seemingly disparate content types.

Trails

Walking trails and historic journeys can be created, where records are ordered and show as paths on the map. Choose a number of records, put them in an order and then view them as a route on the map. Optimised for mobile devices for when your audience is out and about, you can also auto-generate a QR code for each trail.

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Miriam, Humap Head of Partnerships

Speak to Miriam, Head of Partnerships about how we can work together to bring your data and content to life on Humap.