Plaque Guide Features
1. A FREE, fun and educational Website - incorporating a whole string of standard features including: a selection of Map backdrops, a powerful
Smart Search & Sort, Wikipedia write-ups, Google Street Views, Directions, Category/Notoriety and Authority filters, Feedback and much
2. A FREE Contribute page - a Crowd-Sourcing tool which actively invites, challenges and encourages the public in every city of the world to
propose new plaques in their area. These are simply approved by the administrator and become live in no time.
3. A FREE Web service - allowing anyone to download the raw plaque information on-the-fly in all of the popular data exchange formats (XML,
JSON etc). Incorporate this into to your own applications as you see fit.
4. A Smart-phone Plaque Guide application for download, featuring:
"Radar mode" for when you're close to a plaque but just don't know how close. Let your device guide you.
"Augmented Reality" mode for when you happen across one. Simply point your phone at the plaque and the guide will do the rest.
The Plaque Guide Mission Statement
History matters. History moves us and London Blue Plaques act as permanent
portals that connect us with the city's remarkable past and heritage. They
invoke a sense of place and a sense of time. They encourage our youthful
generations to look back and that helps them define their own identities as
individuals, communities and nations. Allowing them to better understand the
modern world around them and their role as responsible and productive
citizens within it.
Plaques gently remind us all during our busy days that the inherited principles
that we take for granted and hold so dear were born out of the blood, suffering
and amazing achievements of the men and women that came before us. So it
is our job and challenge to pass on this information in a fun and exciting way
that engages and inspires every generation's youth.
Plaques enable us to tread the pathways and walk in the footsteps of our
influential ancestors that would otherwise have been lost in time and forgotten.
They are valuable educational tools which help make sense of the world we live
in today. Behind each conceals a fantastic life story and very often entire
societies so unsurprisingly they are very popular tourist attractions in their own
right. Their very existence on the buildings they adorn also benefit from the
strict protection that Grade I listed status provides.
Plaque Guide's mission is clear. It is to invite, challenge and encourage all
residents of every city in the world to contribute their own plaques using this