War Memorials Map

War Memorials Register map

Allowing map-based exploration and comparison of War Memorials records from four distinct data sources, and discovery of related content.

This map was originally conceived as a demonstrator for the interview that got me my current job at Imperial War Museums! The original version placed official Memorial Register records on a map then looked up potentially related material based on the placename recorded for the memorial, looking in the wider Imperial War Museum Collections, Europeana, and Flickr Commons. It also uses name records to search for portraits in the IWM Collections and flags those with possible matches.

A typical user journey would be …

1. search for a placename

War Memorials maps

2. choose a memorial

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3. look at names matches

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4. find a matching portrait

War Memorials maps

The latest iteration has been expanded to include data for project partners War Memorials Online and Historic England, and also for OpenStreetMap.

catchingtherain.com/iwm/index-wmr.php

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