Digital diary using web and mobile app technology.
How can we connect communities and visitors along the Wales Coast Path?
Before you submit an idea please read the problems we identified Could your idea help solve any of these problems?
Remember the best ideas can win a slice of £125 000 in funding to get started.
The problems are grouped into 7 main themes:
Theme 1: Facilities for all
Theme 2: Opportunities for business
Theme 3: Community engagement
Theme 4: Accessible information
Theme 5: Infrastructure
Theme 6: Funding and Policy Making
Theme 7: Making plans
Theme 8: Marketing, communications and branding
Theme 9: Geography and environment
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The Challenge closed at 12 noon on 2 May 2012
This website project engages the community to address the shift from our current unsustainable culture to a real-world sustainable future through our love of Anglesey. We present Anglesey as an international exemplar exploring and modelling this transition. We want to develop the coastal path for community engagement for inspiration, participation and ownership of this shift. Community Engagement is our chosen ...more »
We aim to use site specific AR content delivered through smartphone apps to increase awareness of the importance of language, place and history to coastal communities. This will positively enhance the experience of visitors to the path and provide an opportunity for dialogue with the local inhabitants.
Our aim is to produce a website that has 3 interactive maps (also downloadable versions to print and iphone and GPS etc compatible) but also ties in with small number of QR code signs posted next to walking markers in wifi accessible sites in the village. These would allow walkers to find out more about the spot they are in both historically, environmentally and geographically and to direct them if they are lost or want ...more »
The app presents the visitor with a map centred on his location.The user may select tabbed 'overlays' showing location of, for example, art and craft exhibitions, open studios, accommodation, food, etc. Because of patchy network coverage, full use is made of the smartphone to cache the most vital information whenever a signal is available so that information such as opening hours, room availability, one-line description ...more »
To utilise the latest technology to create 'virtual walking routes'. This involves filming circular walks, linked to the Coast Path that can then be used to undertake a 'virtual walk' in the countryside using a treadmill at a local leisure centre or even at home. The scheme will be targeted at Exercise on Referral patients and other key target groups who lack confidence in walking outdoors. The 'virtual walk' will play ...more »
Provide an open and free to use publishing platform along with free to download mobile apps and web apps that allow trail tales to be built and consumed. Engage with local communities and organizations to bring a wide range of "trail tales" into this platform. Promote the consumption of this unique content telling the story of the Wales Coast from the perspective of the local communities through mobile and web apps ...more »
Establishment of network of local people acting as hosts along the Coastal Path, who would offer overnight accommodation and possibly refreshments during the day as well. Local hosts would be well informed about their local area and the Path, so able to provide walkers with information and advice about: Path itself; local environment, local history, local geography, local community news. Welsh speakers would also offer ...more »
An app that uses the infrastructure of walks, cycle routes, bus services and local businesses created by the Holy Island Green Links initiative to demonstrate the potential for combining geographical information and digital technology to address all 9 of the challenges identified for the Wales Coast Path.
Widely promote the Wales Coast Path to attract experienced walkers and non-walkers alike by presenting visitors with a series of themed itineraries that incentivise use of local businesses and suppliers.
Detailed list and maps of parking available along the Wales Coast Path.
I am not necessarily proposing that I develop this idea, but could be taken forward by others.
The idea is to incorporate the whole coastal area for walking by creating a grid of walking stretches (eg of about 1 or 2 miles long) - also inland - where the intersections are numbered/labeled. The user can then,through apps, make her/his own route by connecting the numbered intersections, creating any custom route wanted, saving it and using it for walking. Specific points of interest, cafes, accomodation can be ...more »
This highly intuitive use of digital technology, downloadable to over 86% of the smartphone market, combines creatively designed content that is unique to the area, providing bespoke visitor experiences that promote local and visitor engagement with the community; thereby increasing visitor numbers, dwell time, spend and repeat visitors to the Wales Coastal Path and the surrounding communities.
West Coast Path users can benefit from information on niche products and price available in the area and get it delivered at any point of convenience. Renewable Energy based Precise Information Display System along the path bridges Tourists and the communities along the path, while tourists enjoy the nature and also shop valuables in the area.
Use the Punkt app to highlight everything the path has to offer. The media on the map can be organised into channels to showcase a variety of useful information & attractions. Works in conjunction with Facebook & Twitter so everything on your map can be shared quickly & easily across social networks. This is how the app works; http://punkt.luxson.com/allaboutpunkt/ Some current examples: http://punkt.walkinghomefrommongolia.org/follow/ ...more »