Curatescape projects begin feeding data into Google’s Field Trip app

FT-app-icon-150x150 copyCuratescape project Salt River Stories this weekend became the first in a series of planned partnerships with Google and Niantic Labs, in which geolocated historical stories will be made available in the Field Trip mobile app. While individual Curatescape projects will continue to have their own website and mobile apps, we are excited to begin sharing select works through additional venues such as Field Trip, bringing the work of participating Curatescape partners to an even wider audience.

The data sharing process is accomplished seamlessly and automatically via an Omeka plugin which Curatescape project administrators may add to their site after making formal arrangement with the Field Trip team. Each story shared in Field Trip is linked back to the original source on the web. Field Trip users are encouraged to view additional info and media on the source Curatescape website (where they will also be encouraged to download the project app), helping Curatescape projects to reach a broad new audience.

About Salt River Stories

“Salt River Stories brings the history, cultures, and communities of the Valley of the Sun, the Phoenix-Scottsdale-Tempe metro area to your fingertips. Salt River Stories is a project of Arizona State University and Papago Salado Association. It is powered by Omeka + Curatescape, a humanities-centered web and mobile framework available for both Android and iOS devices.” Learn more at: saltriverstories.org

About Field Trip

“Field Trip is your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you. It’s your world, explore it!” Learn more at: www.fieldtripper.com

About Curatescape

Curatescape is a web and mobile app framework for publishing location-based content using the Omeka content management system. Curatescape is an affordable and user-friendly solution that allows small to mid-sized cultural organizations, preservation groups, or educational institutions an opportunity to reclaim their interpretive voice and reconnect to their communities and audiences.

Learn more at: curatescape.org/about

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