SplashMaps are Mapping History. Watch our high-tech History map unfold…
The Road to Agincourt SplashMap celebrates 600 years since Henry V defeated the French at Agincourt.
Our map, sponsored by Eastleigh Borough Council, English Heritage and the Arts Council amongst others, charts the progress of Henry as he prepares for battle and overcomes a gathering mutiny upon the way. The map is part of the official celebrations that include newly commissioned plays and even archaeological digs to mark the sexcentenary.
But this is no normal Historic Map! So we decided to roll-out the first version as part of a competition for the mud-loving public at the Bear Grylls Survival Festival. This was really part of our design process to test how the map meets its purpose and survives the next 600 years. We’re working closely with the sponsors and Eastleigh Tech Hub member Blue Donut Studios to make this a thoroughly modern map but with historic appeal both in character and content. To take advantage of the terrific video and web based archive material gathered by the “Road to Agincourt” team we’ve digitally enabled the map with Zappar beacons that draw down this content through smart phones from images on the map.
Our Henry V treasure hunt was used in a competition by Bear Grylls’ adventure racers; one of which become the lucky winner of a free personalised SplashMap. The service let’s you make your own mapping history!
[…] There’ll be a chance to win a personalised map too if you enter our treasure hunt competition. Every one who visits us gets a terrific deal on Bear-proofed maps! A sneak view of the Historic Map we’re using for the hunt is available to our readers here… […]