British Battlefields offers a Battlefield Trail App in conjunction with Geosho.
It is aimed at helping battlefield societies and communities present their local heritage.
The application is proven technology and is currently implemented in several walking trails and by the Heritage Railways Trust members. The key technology is the use of standardised trail-maker software which enables trails to be developed and provided on the internet or on smartphones. This has three advantages:-
1. It does not rely on physical objects such as QR codes, and thus avoids the need for extensive negotiations with landowners or intrusive maintenance.
2. Trails are created using the GPS capabilities of smart phones. The user’s position is updated on the trail map as you walk around the trail. This makes it easy for a visitor to navigate around the site.
3. The content can be developed and maintained by non technicians, dramatically lowering the cost and increasing the longevity of the work.
The content of each trail can be maintained using a content management system with non technical staff.
British Battlefields is happy to help organisations to seek funding for trails.
For more information check the sample here. This took about two days to produce.
Contact British Battlefields 0207 387 6620 for more information