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Smart Technologies enhance city experience
Mar 12, 2014 Lauren B19
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Smart Technologies enhance city experience
Downtown Missoula on Next Exit History
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Like my colleagues, I can't say that smart cities make us smarter, but they give us more options to experience a city. While working with the Missoula Downtown Association I learned about a new app that focuses on heritage tourism on an international level.
You can use your location to find historic buildings in the surrounding areas. When you click on a location you get an image and a brief description of the history behind the landmark. Most places also have a recent image, and several historical ones as well as an audio option of the description. You also have the option to share on social media or save for a ‘backpack.’ A backpack is for saving sites for reference. The company explains, “A backpack is a collection of sites organized by a theme. Think of them as heritage trail that you can take with you on your trips.”
From a community development standpoint apps like this are gems. This app uses ICT methods seamlessly and really enhances a self-guided tour.

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Historical Research Associates Inc.
Next Exit History Homepage

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