PUBLIC TOOLS

 

Citizen Archivist - This National Archives program allows anyone to go through archives and volunteer to perform archiving duties, such as tagging photos and transcribing historical documents to a digital format. This tool is used to help in the modern day mission to digitize records. 

Detour - A GPS app that allows users to be guided through certain cities using an audio tour built into the app. The tours take the road less traveled, showing users lesser known gems of a new city. This tool provides a new and authentic experience for people who wish to explore cities on their own time. 

Frankenplace - An ad hoc search tool in the form of a thematic map that allows you to find relevant documents sorted geographically. This adds another dimension to the typical search engine, showing the spatial relationships between searches and documents.