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The website can be found here
The concept and the name of story maps come from the ESRI Story maps, however in this case a WordPress CMS is used to combine the information and present it to the users. For the maps of the website, custom ESRI ArcGIS Javascript maps are used. These maps read and plot spatial data that are hosted in the Natural History Museum of Crete, University of Crete ArcGIS Online portal and serve other web map applications as well. So, these story maps extend previous acquired data and build upon past efforts funded from other sources. 


The website is bilingual (greek and english) and it contains two story maps and a listing directory of affiliated businesses. The two story maps are about the old churches of Amari, which is a district of the geopark and Nida mountain plateau which is one of the most iconic and bigger geosites.

Virtual tours

Both the story maps contain a virtual tour wich plays a significant role for displaying the information to the users. These virtual tours are Nida plateau virtual tour and Churches of Amari virtual tour and can been visited as a standalone application.

Nida plateau virtual tour

Churches of Amari virtual tour

Affiliated businesses

The listisg directory is complex enough of its own rights and it was only achieved because it was based on the WordPress plugin, the free version of Advanced Classifieds & Directory. Many issues had to be solved with the multilingual content, which in most part WPML solved in a satisfying way.

Intro video for the website

Video for the 20 years of Psiloritis geopark

Η ιστοσελίδα βρίσκεται στον ακόλουθο σύνδεσμο
Η αρχική ιδέα για την υλοποίηση ενός τρόπου παράθεσης πληροφορίας με τον τρόπο αυτό προήλθε από τους αφηγηματικούς χάρτες της ESRI Story maps, παρόλα αυτά σε αυτήν την περίπτωση χρησιμοποιήθηκε το WordPress CMS για να φιλοξενήσει την πληροφορία και να την παρουσιάσει στους χρήστες. Οι χάρτες της ιστοσελίδας έχουν αναπτυχθεί χρησιμοποιώντας το ESRI ArcGIS Javascript API. Τα χωρικά στοιχεία των χαρτών αυτών φιλοξενούνται στο ArcGIS Online του Μουσείου Φυσικής Ιστορίας Κρήτης του Πανεπιστημίου Κρήτης και τροφοδοτούν και άλλες εφαρμογές δικτυακών χαρτών.

Video εισαγωγής της ιστοσελίδας

Video για τα 20 χρόνια του γεωπάρκου του Ψηλορείτη

Heraklion Crete, Greece

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