The project proposed is a digitally managed service to support volunteering that provide rich life experiences and sustained memories along with community service around Wales. It will allow young people to build and design custom experiences through an on-line map based management system. Once they have planned their route they will be able to book activities or apply to take part in volunteering opportunities locally ...more »
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
The idea is an app that would encourage coastal path users to report and supply photographs of issues that affect the enjoyment of the coastal path . e.g. fly-tipping , graffiti or damage. The app would be designed so path users can easily and quickly report a problem on the path. As the app is geo aware it could link immediately to e.g. local authorities, business or Keep Wales Tidy (KWT)volunteer groups, Eco schools ...more »
We will trial a multi-layered HTML based bilingual app which provides information, advice and opinion on a wide range of features found in a specific section of the coastal path, building up for the user a fascinating and wide ranging body of knowledge. The app will launch live and be trialled/piloted- maintained and developed- over a 3 month period: this is a live feasibility study. See http://wiss.co.uk/coastalmapp.pdf ...more »
Simply to create a highly detailed elevation plan of the Welsh Coast Path on and open platform that could be used by anyone wanting to promote the path on their website.
Think of Google Maps street view, but for the coast path.
Attach RFID or Near field communication (NFC) tags to sign posts at intervals along the path. Colour code according to the information they contain. For example: Red tags are way points that can be logged on your phone to provide evidence of completion (and collection of a certificate) at tourist centres and/or pubs at either end of the trail. Blue tags provide information on businesses nearby for food and/or accommodation ...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.
Provide an online interactive map displaying virtual tours of key areas along the path. This valuable aid would provide a snap-shot of the area, and display valuable information in the form of charts (distance between points, ascent and descent and type of terrain), maps, points of interest, etc. My Pembrokeshire Tour can be viewed at: www.panophotography.com/360pembrokeshiretour
Providing visitors with the ability to access information about walks , local enterprises etc as they walk the path , triggered by using QR codes on footpath posts. The relevant information will be downloaded to the mobile prior to the walk.
Building on existing GPS systems linked with local on-line information on the regions history, geography, facilities and local businesses, people will be able to discover the wonder of the Welsh coast through a free mobile app. Tying together relevant local websites and using the Wiki model, new data and pictures will provide the continuously updated definitive source of locally related information helping visitors and ...more »
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 »
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 »
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 »