Muninn app – landscape mapping
What is it? an app to gather landscape data with the help from the public
What does it allow you to do? to see an example of advanced mapping
Cost? free information
Who is it for?
A community worker A history buff A multimedia company A small museum or heritage organisation A techie person
The idea with the Muninn app was to crowdsource cultural remains in landscaped with help of the public. The information gathered via the app goes into a special database where it is certified and then made visible on a map
In CINE this app was developed as part of Advanced Mapping, a method to gather information of landscapes and to present this in layers on maps.
Muninn was made for the associated partner The Cultural Heritage Agency of Iceland, which is an administrative institution responsible for archiving information about archaeological and built heritage. They run a geo-located database for protected and listed archaeological sites. In Iceland, each municipality is obliged to register cultural heritage within their territory as a part of their land-use and master plans. Only a part of cultural heritage in the country has been located and listed.
Muninn is currently being tested.