Augmented reality (AR) is a live view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as graphics or GPS data. In the smartphone world that typically means an app employing the built-in camera and tagging recognized objects in some graphical way during the live view.
Now imagine you've just arrived to Århus, Køge, or say, Copenhagen. You would like to explore the historical and note-worthy buildings of the place. You might also want to take a memorable picture next to one of them. You could search for the info on Wikipedia, then locate it using some maps app, and lastly lookup in Flickr/Instagram for inspiration on taking a picture of it. Or you could employ Kulturarv that blends it all together in an interactive way.
Kulturarv uses the smartphone camera's live view to render the Denmark's protected and preservation-worthy buildings real time while you are walking or driving. Additionally, the app supports several other well-known datasources and blends the media together.
Fredede og Bevaringsværdige Bygninger (FBB) is a service provided by Danish Agency for Culture. FBB exposes the Denmark's protected and preservation-worthy buildings. Kulturarv renders those buildings and provides a backlink to the FBB site to examine more info on each item.
Kulturarv supports redering the social-network related data. For instance, you can view the images around you from Instagram or Flickr on the exact locations they were taken. Or explore the tweets around you. The app can also show notable sites from Wikipedia that were tagged with location.
Kulturarv app spanned out during the Denmark's first cultural heritage hackathon #hack4dk. The app ended up winning the competition.
CodeUnited would like to thank Kristine Hoff Meyer from Kulturstyrelsen for her participation and great support throughout the development of Kulturarv app. Cheers for all the #hack4dk organizers: The Royal Library, The National Museum, Danish State Archives, and The Danish Agency for Culture. It was an awesome event.
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Kulturarv logo uses the icon Institution designed by Thibault Geffroy from The Noun Project. The cover image of the view from the top of Vor Frelsers Kirke is copyrighted to Kostas Rutkauskas. It cannot be reused elsewhere without a written permission of the author.