Digitise and preserve fragile collections
Even the best-kept object will be damaged eventually. Locked in cases or hidden in storerooms, important objects are often stuck in stasis or forgotten.
What if you could preserve them forever and allow everyone to explore them?
Layers of London, Coventry Atlas, and the Refugee Map all contain geo-rectified antique maps that can be toggled, explored, and layered on top of one another (and the base map). This is alongside images, videos, and in-depth text exploration of archival documents, museum objects, oral and intangible heritage, and user-generated content.
As Humap supports IIIF rich media, these maps can be magnified and zoomed in on without losing their crisp, HD image.
Digitising collections and sharing them through a cultural heritage interactive map gives them a second life and enables more people than ever to enjoy them.
Image from Layers of London.