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1 E-LWYBR RHUTHUN - RUTHIN E-TRAIL Tapping into History through Mobile GIS Tom Pert - RCAHMW

2 The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales is the national organisation responsible for recording archaeological and architectural sites in Wales. The Royal Commission was established in 1908 by Royal Warrant and is now sponsored by the National Assembly for Wales.

3 Comisiwn Brenhinol Henebion Cymru Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales 33 staff, including 12 ‘Investigators’ 70,000 sites or buildings recorded 1.5 million images 80 books published in on-going publishing programme Advanced electronic access for the public through Coflein High quality teams of internationally-recognised experts Centre of excellence in – vernacular architecture – industrial archaeology – aerial photography – digital mapping – electronic delivery – education and outreach

4 COFLEIN – the National Monuments Record of Wales on-line database. Photographs Drawings Plans Reports Descriptions

5 E-Lwybr Rhuthun - Ruthin E-Trail GIS at the RCAHMW NMRW sites databaseGPS survey of Banc Du enclosure Montgomery 3D GISHill slope analysis of Hill Fort, Montgomery

6 Norton Interrupted Ditch Enclosure, nr St Brides Major, Vale of Glamorgan

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8 E-Lwybr Rhuthun - Ruthin E-Trail The Starting Point.

9 E-Lwybr Rhuthun - Ruthin E-Trail In-house trial – Uplands Survey

10 E-Lwybr Rhuthun - Ruthin E-Trail In-house trial – Uplands Survey

11 E-LWYBR RHUTHUN - RUTHIN E-TRAIL Partners E-Lwybr Rhuthun - Ruthin E-Trail

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13 Ruthin E-Trail - Aims of the project Deliver heritage information in new and innovative way to a wider audience Introduce Welsh Baccalaureate students to the fundamentals of GIS, GPS and mobile technology Enable students to develop measurable key skills which will count towards their attainment of the Welsh Baccalaureate Develop our understanding of how to deliver Coflein information to mobile devices

14 E-Lwybr Rhuthun - Ruthin E-Trail Compact Flash GPS Receiver HP IPAQ PDA ESRI ArcPad Mobile GIS AquaPac Waterproof bag Basic Equipment

15 E-Lwybr Rhuthun - Ruthin E-Trail Tap Tap on any of the highlighted buildings to access information and images from the Denbighshire Record Office and RCAHMW’s COFLEIN web service. Using the E-TRail

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18 GPS technology enables your position to be displayed on the map, which scrolls in real time as you walk around the town. Information alerts are triggered by your position providing directions, facts or questions. Proximity Alerts

19 E-Lwybr Rhuthun - Ruthin E-Trail Brynhyfryd Students visiting the Record Office

20 E-Lwybr Rhuthun - Ruthin E-Trail Alun Pugh AM launching the Ruthin E-Trail, 9 th September 2005

21 E-Lwybr Rhuthun - Ruthin E-Trail Brynhyfryd students using the Ruthin E-Trail during the Heritage Weekend 17 th - 18 th September 2005

22 E-Lwybr Rhuthun - Ruthin E-Trail Students at Ysgol Brynhyfryd, Ruthin, using ArcPad GIS for the first time. By April they will have created their own E-Trails. Welsh Baccalaureate

23 E-Lwybr Rhuthun - Ruthin E-Trail Future Development Directional querying

24 Not only where but what Enhanced LBS Specific Location/direction-based queries E-Lwybr Rhuthun - Ruthin E-Trail

25 Future Development Directional querying Thematic trails Enhanced interactivity Geocache/treasure Hunt trails Audio & visual interpretation Tailoring to audience

26 Geocaching Shropshire County Council “Time Trails” E-Lwybr Rhuthun - Ruthin E-Trail

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28 Next area for E-Trail Development Complex multi-period industrial landscape Confusing mix of surviving archaeology and destroyed features Variety of industrial processes Large collection of archive material and GIS data

29 Almost 2000 National Monuments Record sites within World Heritage Site boundary

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32 Furnace 4 Blaenavon Ironworks

33 BBC History – Flash Animation of Blast Furnace

34 E-Lwybr Rhuthun - Ruthin E-Trail Coflein Mobile wireless delivery of Coflein data to non software-specific mobile devices

35 National portal for historic environment records 2004 Coflein – National Monuments Record for Wales

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37 National portal for historic environment records 2006 NMWMAP - National Museum of Wales archaeology collections 2004 Coflein – National Monuments Record for Wales

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41 National portal for historic environment records 2006 – a ‘one-stop shop’ for the historic environment data The National Trust – sites and buildings data Cadw – Statutory Listing and Scheduling records Welsh Archaeological Trusts – Sites and Monuments Records National Museum of Wales – industrial artefacts, site records National Library of Wales – topographical pictures Local record offices – maps and documents initiative – social inclusion Local museums – site-specific artefacts

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