INTEWO has developed an innovative HTML5 based web application for the project “Erlesene Natur” in the Höxter district. It is the advantage of the web application, that it is running on all major smartphone operating systems, including iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. The application is providing detailed information about the project itself, as well as about the different protected areas and Points of Interest in the district. The kind of information includes GPS navigation and maps, videos, image galleries, audio files and text. One can access the application with opening this domain on the smartphone’s browser: erlesenenatur.sawah.mobi.
In the frame of the project “Erlesene Natur” in the Höxter district, Germany, a new GPS Nature Trail has been inaugurated. With twelve interactive points of interest the trail is providing information about the natural and cultural environment of the calcareous low-nutrient meadows in the village of Ossendorf and around the “Heinberg”. Smartphone applications are available for iOS and Android. A HTML5 web application is completing the range of visitor services. The trail has been implemented by INTEWO and is also part of the GPS Adventure Park in the Nature Park Teutoburger Wald / Eggegebirge.
Interactive nature trails – INTEWO | World Habitat Society GmbH developed an innovative concept to provide environmental education at the Externsteine rock formation.
Visitors to the Externsteine monument can now experience the diverse nature and culture at the famous rock formation in the Teutoburger Forest with support of “invisible” nature trails. Smartphones and tablet computer provide guidance with the global satellite navigation system (GPS). Within the nature reserve the applications hosts multimedia information (e.g. movies, podcast, galleries, animations) for more than 20 points of interest.
Applications are available for iPhone and iPad, as well as for Android smartphones. In preparation to their visit to the monument visitors can download the applications for free to their personal devices and they will benefit from a personal multimedia guide. In addition tourists can rent iPads and outdoor smart phone devices at the Externsteine Information Center.
The application is available in English, German, French and Dutch. Special editions for children and “experts” complete the innovative offer.
The project, which has been implemented for the National Association Lippe has been funded by the European Union and received support from relevant local partners.