Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Heritage Canada offers Building Stories Inventory

 HCF announces direct web access to new Building Stories inventory   

The Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) is pleased to announce that Building Stories, a new interactive online inventory of historic buildings, structures and sites across Canada, is now a click away from the homepage of its website;www.heritagecanada.org

The tools in Building Stories can help communities and individual citizens take a direct and active role in identifying the significant and valued places that make up a vital part of the country’s heritage assets. Sites can be added to the fully searchable database and mapping system, which is open to additional contributions of stories, memories, digital artifacts and photographs.

“HCF is pleased to support this exciting new heritage tool,” said Natalie Bull, executive director. “It joins another important website link on our homepage to the Canadian Register of Historic Places. Together they help engage the public, explain the importance of heritage places and help build community confidence.” 

The sites can also be accessed through a mobile application available for Android, iPhone and Blackberry phones.

Building Stories is a partnership between the University of Waterloo’s Heritage Resource Centre and Computer Systems Group and the Centre for Community Mapping.

For more information about Building Stories or other Heritage Canada Foundation initiatives, please visit www.heritagecanada.org  

The Heritage Canada Foundation is a national registered charity dedicated to the preservation of Canada’s historic places. 

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