Vindolanda iPad app

snowglobe
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January 15th, 2012, 7:52 pm #1

Whilst browsing the iPad app store I have discovered an app which allows the user to view the site as a 3D fly through or on site as an augmented reality walk through using geo referenced Data from the trust. Guess this an approved app by the Vindolanda trust? No reviews as yet so not sure how it works.
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January 15th, 2012, 9:57 pm #2

The Roman Empire was famous for its tolerance of all beliefs.

But this ain't Rome, and I and my technoAmish brothers reject these devilish implements.

What, you thought the beard was just for lookin' good?

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Justin-T
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January 16th, 2012, 6:12 pm #3

Which app are you talking about?
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January 16th, 2012, 10:07 pm #4

Justin-T wrote:Which app are you talking about?
It's called "Roman Vindolanda Reconstruction" by Cartogoo also works on iPhone, the website To see the company is Cartogoo.com
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January 17th, 2012, 1:53 am #5

What a cool idea! Must get.
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January 18th, 2012, 9:38 am #6

I got the app although I'm not really sure how to use it......
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January 24th, 2012, 7:20 pm #7

Whilst on the subject of iphone apps for those based in "the smoke" or visiting/flying into London there is an app called "Streetmuseum" Londinium which overlays the roman city with google maps including places to see visible remains. Using the GPS on the iphone should make things easier? Its free so well worth downloading. Works well even as a referance guide to those not based in the south but just love maps.
Streetmuseum___Londinium.png
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January 24th, 2012, 10:00 pm #8

Unfortunately the Londinium app isn't on android yet, only i-things, but the original Streetmuseum is on android now, so if you're coming to see us in the big city, you can download it for free.
It overlays old photos of London over the modern city, with some amazing results.
Available from the android market.
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January 24th, 2012, 10:15 pm #9

There is also a printed map showing the same detail avaiable from the museum of London at the Barbican and other outlets it's very similar to the OS historical map of Hadrians wall.
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February 23rd, 2012, 5:44 pm #10

Thanks for the heads-up on this one!
I bought it the other day and thought it would be like the Pompeii app (hold the device up and see a very detailed reconstruction). It's not as good as that, but it's still very interesting. I really like all the maps on it.

I think the next step will be to create headsets for visitors which provides a virtual reconstruction of Vindolanda as you walk around it, complete with sounds and smells (nice).

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