Tag Archives: Lapland

Message To the Outer World By GPS Tracks

Play with GPS and create funny figures on ground and your message will reach the outer world. But also it can be followed as a route!

A Briton called Andy Pardy made it political. He had a parcours of thousands of kilometres around Europe. If you do not live in Mars, and you are courious to know how the letters were compiled, the web publication Think Big has the detailed information about this.

Read more in detail and see how the letters were formed on Big Think

The reindeer city plan of Rovaniemi, Lapland in Finland is a playful way of creating an interesting route for the tourists before they go and greet Santa Clause at the Artic Circle.

The Reindeer Statue in front of Rovaniemi City Library. Read more about it on Nomadi app.

The city plan of Rovaniemi samples the head of a reindeer, and if you watch carefully, many of the newly build skiing resorts in the Finnish Lapland have the ones of reindeer antler.

The figures by the GPS are often rough, but when you see them as symbols, it really does not matter.

 

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

Gaming Videos – Newsletter October 2015

Gaming Videos

Watch the gaming videos of ours of Kuopio game!

Kuopio Scuplture Quiz Video

Learning Games Event

Citynomadi as a member of the Serious Gaming Cluster of Finland participated the Learning Games 2015 at the University of Helsinki.

Thank you for the feedback, visitors, especially teachers!

Serious Gaming Cluster

Photos of the event on Citynomadi’s Pinterest profile.

Learning Material For The Landscape Area

Together with the organisation of Pro Agria which is a Finnish rural expertise network and the ground school of Juupajoki we’ll produce a gaming route in one of the valuable landscape areas in Finland.

The gaming route will be both a learning material for pupils and a guide for the tourists and it will be released during this Autumn.

MobiRanger To Lapland!

Two National Parks in Lapland at the same app! Take the information, Lappish stories and videos with you to a nature trip. We’ve done the MobiRanger together with Finnish Forest (Metsähallitus).

Urho Kekkonen National Park’s divided into five sections with seven entries to the park. You’ll be able to find the resting places and Sami people cultural heritage locations on the map. There are a lot of information about the primeval park area.

More information in Lapland at the Visitor Centers of Pyhä-Luosto, Tankavaara and Saariselkä.

Take a sneak preview to the local information via our Facebook postings.

Download MobiRanger app here:

For Android users, download on Google Play

For iOS (iPhone and iPad) users, download on App Store

For Windows 8 Phone, download on Windows Store

VisitKouvola & Industry Routes

Get introduced to the industrial history by the River Kymi. Take the key word of Kouvola onour community.

Our New Web Site

Our new website has been launched. They now more informative, scale to any mobile devices from mobile phones to laptops and wide screens.

You’ll be able to figure out the wide variety of maps and their content together with carefully focused products to industry sectors such as culture, education, tourism and environment.

Citynomadi’s web site

Need Anti Stress? – Try out Web Tuner!

Web Tuner has been launched! Create your account and try it out on our community. Web Tuner is funny, easy-to-use and useful tool for publishing your own routes to your friends or to anyone.

If you’re after antistress activities, Web Tuner is for you! Create the paths of your own, share and publish them on our community.

Documentary Videos On Streets!

In accordance to this autumn’s theme of the National Audiovisual Institute In Finland we’ll present a walk of the old documentaries in Helsinki.

Enjoy the clips of documentary movies on your mobile by clicking

app.citynomadi.com

Then download a FREE Nomadi app and search for DOCFILM! Dive into the past!

Stay Tuned! All Nomadi apps will be updated during this Autumn!