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CEISMIC Xplore online photo challenge

The CEISMIC project team at the UC Arts Digital lab has made part of its collection  of building images related to the 2010-11 earthquakes more accessible to the public.

It recently launched an online challenge, which asks users to guess the location of a given photograph from the archive.

CEISMIC Xplore – created in the UC Arts Digital Lab by Digital Analyst Lucy-Jane Walsh and CEISMIC volunteers Brad McNeur and Aidan Millow – is based on the popular GeoGuessr app, which drops a player in a random location in Google StreetView and challenges them to work out where in the world they are.

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The CEISMIC archive contains more than 150,000 items related to the Canterbury earthquakes, many of which are images contributed by community organisations and individuals. The CEISMIC team put a huge effort into geo-locating these images, in order to help researchers and the community use them more easily.

CEISMIC Xplore draws images from the archive that are located within the Four Avenues.

“It’s a bit harder than GeoGuessr in that you’re only given a static photo to guess from, but we’ve had a good response from those who have played it so far,” says Lucy-Jane Walsh.

Lucy-Jane says she hopes the challenge will help people piece together their scattered memories of the city.

Xplore can be found at www.xplore.ceismic.org.nz/