This is an archived press release
Tuesday 20 May 2008
20 May 2008
Tell me about it! – a “my space” for national park users
The UK’s first national park has now become the first to offer an interactive website for people to share their favourite Peak District places with others all round the world.
MyPeakExperience gives users of the Peak District National Park the opportunity to post their own pictures and experiences, using the same technology as popular social-networking, photo or video-sharing sites.
People can upload photos, video clips, audio files, post comments or create a new page about anywhere they like in the Peak District. If they already have photos on Flickr or video on YouTube, it is straightforward to link them into the MyPeakExperience site.
They can also add places to Google Earth, online maps or Facebook. And there is an interactive map application they can add to their own website, blog or profile page.
MyPeakExperience is even accessible on mobile phones so that if someone takes a great photo or video while out in the Peak District, they can upload to the website there and then.
Bill Bevan, Peak Experience project officer, said: “MyPeakExperience enables anyone who likes taking photos or videos, recording sound or writing blogs to share their love and interest for the Peak District with the world. It is very simple to add your images or comments to the site.
“We have taken care of the technology to make it as simple as possible for anyone to get involved and contribute to the site.”
It is just part of a whole range of innovative Peak Experience techniques to help people enjoy the national park. Others include podcast audio-trails and Bluetooth downloads explaining beauty spots.
Peak Experience was created by the Peak District Interpretation Partnership, which includes local authorities and businesses, all with a role to play in telling visitors and local communities about what is special in the Peak District.
The website has been designed by web company Surface Impressions who have worked on the immensely-popular BBC website.