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Examples of web maps and projects using the COMAPP-Generator

Maps produced during COMAPP test courses:

  • "Impressions of Algodonales" Spain (English) >>>
In June 2013 the overall international pilot course of the COMAPP-project took part in the Algodonales/Andalusia. The participants produced this map to introduce people to this beautiful village whilst they themselves got to know the place better. With their smart phones they recorded the soundscapes (e.g. in a Flamenco workshop), interviews, a performance by a local choir...

  • "Music Map of Algodonales" Spain (Spanish) >>>
  • The Musical Map of Algodonales shows you how music is a very important part of our lives: People in Algodonales are always in contact with music: In school, during local festivals, in church, at home… We have a choir, a band, groups that play different styles of music, a prestigious factory of flamenco and classical guitars… You can see and listen to all of them on our map.
    Produced by COMAPP-partner AlgoDoSol.

  • "History of the river Wear in Sunderland" England (English) >>>
    Participants of the COMAPP test course produced this map, showing some of the hidden sights and sounds along the River Wear near the University of Sunderland’s St Peter's Campus.

  • "River Sounds of Turku" Finland (Finnish) >>>
    The shipbuilding history of the river Aura in Turku, Finland can easily be sensed even on a short stroll by the riverside. You'll find how the old and the new environment go hand-in-hand. The riverside lives and breathes. Presented by Radio Robin Hood 91.5 Turku.

  • "Around the Campus" Germany (German) >>>
    Once a village, Littenweiler is now a district in the city of Freiburg. Participants at a seminar found some interesting infrastructure and some amusing ‘hotspots’ during a short walk, which started from the University of Education in Freiburg-Littenweiler.

  • "Historical Places of Budapest" Hungary (Hungarian) >>>
    This map of Budapest shows well known public places, historical buildings, squares and streets of Budapest. The stories evoke the past since each place is presented by the Civil Radio's 60+ radio team. 

  • "Visiting a urban park in Lodz" Poland (Polish) >>>
    This m
    ap of the sounds in the Źródliska Park was produced as a result of the workshop for the local community carried out in September 2012 by the trainers of the COMAPP project.

    maps produced in courses that used the COMAPP generator:
  • "Tell your (hi)story" Germany (English) >>>
  • Family memories of the participants attending the training course. Each story is connected to an item of remembrance. The map was produced as part of a European project at Community Radio Dreyeckland in Freiburg, Germany.
    (Sorry, the photo-links on this map don't work currently, but you can listen to the audio. We hope the problem will solved soon!)

  • "On the trail of Ekkehard" Germany (German) >>>/ project website >>>
  • Project „Auf den Spuren des Ekkehard“ ("On the trail of Ekkehard"). This is an audio-guide produced by students of class 5 at Ekkehard-School in Singen, Germany, led by Florian Andrä, a student at the University of Education Freiburg, Germany. The students interview citizens of their home town about the author Joseph Victor von Scheffel and his novel "Ekkehard“. Although the author was not well known to the respondents he nonetheless had much to do with their town and the whole area of South Baden.

  • "My district - an audio walk through Weingarten" Germany (German) >>>
  • How do the residents of the district Weingarten in Freiburg, Germany experience their neighborhood?

Resources for producing web maps yourself

If you want to teach the production of web maps you may use the curriculum (especially days 1-3 for map production) and materials that may be found under "materials" on this website.

to produce audios and pictures for your map:
  • Irfanview, the easy-to-learn Photo-Viewer (free software) >>>
  • Audacity-Website (free software for audio editing) >>>
  • Audacity Reader 2.0 (English version, for other languages please visit "materials") >>>
  • And what about video? This was not included in COMAPP but here is an example using some HTML. >>>

to create your map:
  • Generating internet-maps using the COMAPP generator: >>>
  • "Reader COMAPP generator" (English version, for other languages please visit "materials") >>>

to upload your map:
  • Webspace for Websites e.g. bplaced.net >>>
  • For Upload use File-Manager of your Operating System or free >>>
  • For bigger Websites: CMS-/Blog-System Wordpress >>>

background information Open Street Map (OSM):


The roots of the word: Greek. γη, geo "earth" and French cache.
History: 1854 in Dartmoor,UK: "Letterboxing" ; 1980 near Helsinki: the first geocache was a hidden box that could be found by searching its coordinates; May 2000: Dave Ulmer (USA) initiated on Usenet a GPS-based game with the idea "Get some Stuff, Leave some Stuff", by burying a black bucket (Video) near Portland, Oregon.
Between 2000 and 2013 the number of caches listed at geocaching.com, exceeded 2 million. (1.2 m active; FDR 170.000 active)

  • "Reader Geocaching" (English version, for other languages please visit "materials") >>>
COMAPP partners - websites and collaborations
Partners who worked together to develop the COMAPP course and the materials, including the map generator:
  • University of Education Freiburg, Germany (coordinating institution) >>>
  • University of Sunderland, England / centre for studying radio >>>
  • Radio Robin Hood 91.5, Turku, Finland >>>
  • Civil Radio FM 98.0, Budapest, Hungary >>>
  • University of Lodz, Poland >>>
  • AlgoDoSol - Asociación Musical de Algodonales >>>
  • KoMMedia - Association for Communication, Culture and Media Education, Freiburg, Germany >>>
  • Dr. Peter Lewis (external evaluator COMAPP), London Metropolitan University / UK >>>

other collaborative projects by partners:
  • inter-generational award winning project CROSSTALK >>>
  • train the trainers- project META EUROPE >>>
  • RuMAD2 >>>
  • HEART >>>
  • student-run radio station 107 Spark FM >>>
COMAPP in the media
examples of Press Reviews (that are available online):

  • Germany:
    PH AKTUELL (University Newsletter, page 2), January 2012 >>>
    UNIVERSALIS (student's magazin, November 2012) >>>
    UNIVERSALIS (student's magazin, Juni 2013) >>>
    PH FR (University Newspaper, page 50), February 2013 >>>

  • Spain:
    DIARIO DE CÁDIZ, March, 14th 2012 >>>
    DIARIO DE CÁDIZ, November, 13th 2013 >>>
    MAS JEREZ, November, 14th 2013 >>>
  • Poland:
    POLSKA Nr. 211, Sept., 10th 2012 >>>
  • Hungary:
    BUDAPESTER ZEITUNG (German), May, 14th 2012 >>>
    PAROLA (Hungarian),2012/2 >>>

examples of radio posts and TV reports:

  • Germany:
    Radio station PH 88,4, June, 1st 2012: Interview with COMAPP project coordinator >>>
    PH Radio 88,4, July, 23rd 2012: A project on the use of smartphones in education - Interview with the COMAPP project coordinator >>>
    PH Radio 88,4, April, 23rd 2013: COMAPP, creation of an inactive map for Freiburg, Littenweiler >>>
    PH Radio 88,4, Oct., 22nd 2013: COMAPP: Audio guided tour for the city of Singen, produced by school students >>> (short version) >>> (long version)
    PH Radio 88,4, Nov., 12th 2013: EU funded project COMAPP: innovative use of multimedia in adult education, a map for Algodonales >>>
  • Poland:
    Television TOYA, September, 28th 2012: Clip about the COMAPP pilot course in Lodz >>>
    RADIO LODZ, 2012: Interview (Marta Kotwas) about the COMAPP project and course >>>
  • Finland:
    Radio Robin Hood 91.5, 2012: Audio clip that advertises the pilot course held at Radio Robin Hood. Clip production and music by Seppo Hurme. >>>
    Radio Robin Hood 91.5, Nov. 2013: Radio spot that introduces the finished free-to-download COMAPP course material to possible adult educators or to any interested parties listening to it. Clip production and music by Seppo Hurme, broadcasted once a week for several month also at Radio Moreeni (Tampere-Finland) and Radio Helsingin lähiradio (Helsinki-Finland) >>>
  • Hungary:
    Civil Radio FM 98.0, 2012: Radio spot to promote the test training at Civil Radio and to inform about the COMAPP project in general >>>
    Civil Radio FM 98.0, Nov. 2013: promotional audio clip that informs about COMAPP outcomes and advertises the project website with materials for download >>> (English version) >>> (Hungarian version)
  • Spain:
    Radio Guadalete, Cadiz, 2012: Interview about the COMAPP project with Rafael Párraga Ruiz (project partner AlgoDoSol) >>>
    Radio Guadalete. Cadiz, 2013: Interview with Rafael Párraga Ruiz
    (Algodosol) about the international COMAPP course, June, 6th 2013 >>>
    Olvera TV (local TV station), June, 6th 2013: Interview with Rafael Párraga Ruiz about the COMAPP project and the project activities of partner AlgoDoSol >>>
  • England:
    107 Spark FM, Sunderland 2013: Ethan O'Leary talks with Caroline Mitchell about COMAPP >>>

other publications:

  • Germany:
    Research Report 2012 of the University of Education Freiburg >>>
  • Belgium/ Brussels (European Commision):
    "ICT for seniors' and intergenerational learning" (Projects funded through the Lifelong Learning Programme from 2008 to 2011)  >>>
  • Finland:
    web article about COMAPP >>>
COMAPP post card, COMAPP poster (EN, DE, ES), COMAPP logo, EU Lifelong Learning logo and weblink
  • COMAPP post card >>>
  • COMAPP poster:
    poster EN >>>
    poster DE >>>
    poster ES >>>
  • COMAPP logo >>>
  • EU Lifelong Learning:
    logo Lifelong Learning programme (EN) >>>, logo in different languages >>>
    website Lifelong Learning programme >>>

COMAPP Map Generator (based on OSM) >>>

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