The ‘Hertfordshire on the Map’ project is a collaboration between the Heritage Hub at the University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies, and the web site Historypin.
This afternoon afternoon I attended the well attended inaugural meeting at the University of Hertfordshire. The aim is to build a collection of photographs and related stories linked to a map of the county, and to encourage people and organisations such as local history societies to share details of their own research.
After the talk a number of the people took part in a workshop where the first pictures were uploaded. It looks an excellent scheme and I will look to see how far I can link my own site to it so that information and pictures can be shared more widely. While I am taking things quietly this month (our Australian visitor arrives at Heathrow tomorrow morning) I will try and upload a number of pictures (both modern photographs and old images) onto the site over the next week or so and report back here on how I got on.