Monday, December 23, 2013
The Prettiest Map of the Year
Mapping the Sea is a gorgeous interactive map of the Isle of Barra in the Outer Hebrides.
The map was created by artist Stephen Hurrel and social ecologist Ruth Brennan. For the map local school pupils interviewed local fishermen and older inhabitants of the island. The map explores the rich cultural knowledge of the islanders, particularly in relation to the seas around the island.
The map features a number of interactive markers that allow you to explore photos of Barra and audio-clips that allow you to listen to the tales of the islanders directly from the map.