Tag Archives: History

To Save Santa’s Best Friends

We have had a project in Finnish Lapland called Village Stories, in which we produced an app with several routes in six villages aroud the Eastern Lappish areas. It was launched in January this year and gives you a nice overview of the life in Lapland. Download the app and watch the videos! Also, please rate the app!

Village Stories by Citynomadi on Google Play

Village Stories by Citynomadi on App Store

The villagers will update the content for the app and therefore me and Nadja took a tour for Rovaniemi, Kemijärvi, Pelkosenniemi and Sodankylä to give training for them. We rented a car in Oulu and drove 1000 kilometres in two days.

While driving in Lapland you need to be prepared for the reindeers, they tend to  conquer the road. No hurry, take you time. Sometimes they are for a serious danger for the traffic. Here comes an app called ‘Porokello‘, Reindeer alarm by the local government of Finnish Lapland.

This is a neat example of utilising location based data and crowdsourcing in real time. You have a map with recent observations and you can give out yours, if you happen to spot the reindeers. We did.

We tried to notify, but the app approves only the observations of the pros: truck, bus and taxi drivers at this point. Maybe in the future also the ones of amateur drivers, because the app is very useful for all drivers in Lapland.

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A reindeer on the road from Sodankylä to Rovaniemi. Photo from our car’s side window.. 

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Sauna after a long day on the road, in a summer hut between Kemijärvi and Pelkosenniemi.   It is so bright because the sun never goes down around Midsummer in Lapland.

by Merja July 8, 2018

Pokémon Go, Go! No 9

Did you realise that Pokémon Go makes you aware of your surroundings, clever, witty, streetwise and talkative?

It took over a month for a journalist to write about the cultural capital Pokémon Go is offering to its players. It is so simple but so obvious, the Pokéstops are landmarks of the area, often hidden and often unknown for the passers by.

As an inhabitant in this town I seldom go to museums or art exhibition, sorry about that, and I hardly know the memory plaques if somebody asks me to name one.

Thanks to Pokémon Go, the youngsters will be more street wise of their own city, by stopping at the Pokéstops they can’t avoid knowing the history of their neighbourhood.

 

 

 

 

100 years, 100 routes – The Footsteps of Finland

Citynomadi’s ‘100 years, 100 routes – Paces of Finland’

will be part of the programme for the centenary of Finland’s independence in 2017.

We’ll build a story of the Finnishness for each year of the Finland’s independence, altogether 100 stories during 100 years.

For this reason we invite companies, associations, public sector, schools and individuals to join our project. It’s easy. Register to citynomadi.com and create your route with WebTuner or with a free Android Nomadi app’s Create route feature. Remember to name your route by a year of the story you’re telling.

Our aim is to create a route for each of the years between 1917 and 2017.

Our challenge’s got three categories:

1. Individuals to tell the history of your family

2. Schools, teachers and pupils to tell about the nearby of their schools

3. Company, association, public sector to tell about the history of area, town, company, biography, architecture, literature or arts of the surroundings.

Get introduced to the routes of the community of citynomadi.com and rethink your idea. While choosing the media, remember to respect the copyrights. You can also make gaming routes with interactivity. Email us about your route to nomadi@citynomadi.com and we’ll promote it!

Citynomadi Ltd is located in Tampere, Finland. The main product of ours is the Nomadi concept for tourism, education, green environment, smart cities, culture and arts. Have your for free Nomadi on app.citynomadi.com.

More about Finland 100 years on: suomifinland100.fi

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