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SchoolNomadi & 100 years, 100 routes

Citynomadi In Sweden – SETT 2016

Citynomadi’s SkolNomadi will be launched in SETT event in Stockholm on April 26th. Follow us on Facebook for details!

SETT 2016 in Stockholm

Meet us on Finnish education events!

We will be presenting the SchoolNomadi concept in two events: Interactive Technology in Education on April 14th and 15th and in Digital Learning Environments on April 20th and 21st.

Interactive Technology in Education

Digital Learning Environments

WellNomadi had a nice success in

wellbeing contest

The city of Tampere had a contest for the digital solutions and applications of health and wellbeing. Citynomadi’s concept was the fifth, and we’re proud of our nice success. Read more about WellNomadi concept.

WellNomadi concept

New features on WebTuner

Citynomadi’s WebTuner for our Premium and Community users has some new useful and handy features. One of them is a continuous route line. Draw it forwards, backwards, cut it and tie it back again. Watch our video and Do It Yourself! Register on WebTuner on Citynomadi community

WebTuner and You Tube videos

Do you like Formula Ones?

If you’re a fan of Formula One races, you must like our maps about the racing cities. We are going to have a Top 5 route of each of the racing city with some facts about the circuit and some unexpected sites nearby.

Bahrain Top 5

Melbourne Top 5

100 Years, 100 Routes – The Footsteps

of Finland

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

  • Individuals to tell the history of your family
  • Schools, teachers and pupils to tell about the nearby of their schools
  • 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

Nomadi for Android, iOS and Windows Phone for FREE!

Web Site Upgrades

Lately we’ve been doing some major upgrades to our site. First of all, we have extended our JavaScript API and the game / quiz routes are now also playable on web. Feel free to try them out:

All POI content now appear within iframe, which basically means that all route content is stripped from any additional CSS styling and is presented just the way user has configured it to be presented. We are now using our own modal dialog JavaScript component instead of using good ol’ Fancybox (which, of course, is still a great little plugin). This new component fits our needs perfectly and is more usable and versatile than any 3rd party plugin would ever be.

I’d like to think that 3rd party plugins work fine up to some point, but as things get more complicated and extra versatility is needed, it’s better to do things by yourself from start to finish. So, put it to test: Head on to our site and open up a route and some POI view. Click around, test it with another browser, resize your browser window back and forth, blast it with a bazooka. If you run into any bugs or strange behaviour, please don’t hesitate to contact us. It’s all been tested on a range of browsers, but you never know, right?

Web reseach – mobile research

I recall as a new born reader I was facinated by the idea to pinpoint the places of events on a map of town, country or world. That’s what people do nowadays even in more extent than earlier, they search more info on the web.

I wasn’t very earger then, but nowadays my job is to enable virtual stories on a map.

One of our  employee that Johanna Tolvanen time created the first mobile research like route on  a map. It was Reijo Mäki detective Vares adventures all around Turku, Finland. The literary route became quite popular following the success of Turku Capital of Culture 2011 mobile service. In addition Markku Ropponen’s hero Otto Kuhala route is available in Jyväskylä.

Our first in real co-operation literary route that supported the mobile research (also web research) for the readers was Sofi Oksanen’s new novel ’Kun kyyhkyset katosivat’. The npvel takes place in Tallinn, Estonia and there is a map with locations of events available. This gives a good background to fiction. The photos are from Estonian national archive, fact about locations and quotes from the novel of Sofi Oksanen.

Internet has added a nice spice to fiction, web research, why not to try mobile research instead? Have a feeper understanding about the author, places of events, epoch, milieu etc.

There is an adventure to you, take your suitcase, travel to the actual places of events and feel the story. Try out:

Otto Kuhala in Jyväskylä, Finland


Detective Jussi Vares in Turku, Finland

Sofi Oksanen Tallinn

The Site ‘Kun kyyhkyset katosivat’

Verkkotaustoitus – Mobiilitaustoitus

Muistan, kun ahmimisiässä mietin, että olisi kiva ottaa kaupungin tai maan tai jopa maailman kartta ja ryhtyä sijoittelemaan dekkarin tapahtumia kartalle. Nykylukijoilla on entistä paremmat mahdollisuudet hakea lisätietoa lukemiensa kirjojen tarinoiden rinnalle, webistä tietenkin.

Jätin silloin homman, mutta nyt olen mukana tekemisissä virtuaalikarttoja kirjailijoille heidän teoksiinsa ja kaikille lukijoille, en vain itselleni.

Johanna Tolvanen teki meillä ensimmäisen mobiilin taustoituksen Reijo Mäen Vares-kirjojen tapahtumapaikkoihin Turkuun ja Turun kulttuuripääkaupunkivuoden imussa se onkin aika suosittu reitti, samoin kuin myös Markku Ropposen Otto Kuhalan seikkailuista koostettu reitti Jyväskylässä on kartalla.

Ensimmäinen yhteistyössä kustantajan kanssa tehty mobiilitaustoitusta tukeva virtuaalikartta on Kun kyyhkyset katosivat –romaaniin tehty Tallinnan kartta. Se on oiva lisä teokselle, koska siinä yhdistyy tietokirjallisuus fiktioon, valokuvat ovat Viron kansallisarkistosta, faktaa tapahtumapaikoista ja sitaatteja Sofi Oksasen kirjasta.

Kirjallisuuden harrastajilla on tapansa ja Internet on tuonut mainion lisän fiktion lukemiseen; voi tutkia omia aikojaan lisää kirjailijasta, tapahtumapaikoista, ajankuvasta, kuvatuista tapahtumista ja menetelmistä, mistä vain.

Ei jännempää ole lähteä tutkimusmatkalle aidoille tapahtumapaikoille ja imeä miljöön tunnelmaa.


Otto Kuhala Jyväskylässä

Yksityisetsivä Vares Turussa

Kun kyyhkyset katosivat