LATEST NEWS 21/02/2012: Dr Alan Chamberlain will be presenting Placebooks at the ‘Digital Past’ conference in Llandrindod. The presentation is available to download here

Bridging the Rural Divide is the RCUK funded project that brings you a digital toolkit for mapping rural areas – we call it Placebooks.

Placebooks is a collaborative or ‘social’ software application that enables people to create, publish and share digital books about the places they live in or inhabit. The system allows users to embed various types of digital content including video, audio, photos, web pages, maps, routes and sensor data alongside text to create personal digital books about places.

Placebooks works best with Google Chrome.

The Placebooks mobile app for android and iPad will be available soon, so you can access your Placebooks whilst on the go.