Introduction

Brown Concrete Buildings
Brown Concrete Buildings
Pexels, Niki Nagy

Τhe history or/and culture of a community or a city is sometimes visible and sometimes it remains in obscurity. There are many well-known historical monuments, but also places and parts of the city that are historical, yet few people remember their history or their importance for the culture, the development, and history of a community, a cultural group within the community, or an entire city. These places that the majority are unaware or do not remember them and their importance can be an ideal occasion to highlight them through the creation of a digital cultural map and a digital historical/cultural route that can give their stigma, more information to stakeholders and stimulate the interest of community members around them.

Task

Crop couple with map on smartphone
Crop couple with map on smartphone
Pexels, Samson Katt

Your task as a community cultural worker (archivist, librarian, curator etc) is to create a digital map and a digital route regarding historical/cultural places, monuments and parts of the city that are not well known yet are important for the culture, the development, and history of a community, a cultural group within the community, or an entire city.

Process

In the resources section under documents there is a document with detailed simplified instructions of a step by step approach on how to design and create a digital map of unknown historical/significant places in your community. Furthermore, in the resources section you will find 4 links with tutorial on how to design your digital map on Google maps and a video tutorial on creating custom route on a google map in the video section.

 

Conclusion

Once you have completed this module you will realize the unlimited possibilities that the creation of a cultural/historical digital map can provide for preserving and promoting the culture and history of locations and sites of your city or community that the majority has forgotten or does not recognize. Once you have completed this module you will gain basic knowledge and skills to draw and create a digital historical-cultural map of your community/city offering valuable information to various target groups interested in exploring your community’s or city’s cultural heritage and history.

Evaluation

Learning Objectives

  • Users will learn the steps of creating a digital map of unknown historical/significant places in your community.
  • Users will learn how choose their subject and the types of resources they will need to create their digital maps.
  • Users will learn how to create a digital map using Google maps.

Knowledge

  • Users will be able to define and identify culturally relevant locations in their community according to their chosen subject.
  • Users will be able to identify relevant information regarding the locations on their map.
  • Users will learn to recognize the steps, tips and standards of digital map creation on Google maps.

Skills

  • Users will be able to design a basic digital map.
  • Users will be able to find their chosen locations on a map. Share a location's importance using an image and description.
  • Users will be able to gather online information on their map locations, add location to their map, share digital files and insert images on their digital map.
  • Users will learn to edit titles and descriptions, and rename locations on their maps.
  • Users will learn to share their maps.

Attitude

  • Users will be able to change their attitudes towards the use of digital maps as a method of promoting and sharing important locations to explore the culture, the development, and history of a community, a cultural group within the community, or an entir
  • Users will be able to appraise the importance of cultural/historical digital map for history and cultural preservation and promotion, as well as community engagement and sustainability of a city/community.