Monuments Inspector

Through crowdsourcing, the “Monuments Inspector” mobile app will allow users to gather photographs, locations and conditions of WWI memorials; use the mobile device's built-in GPS to geotag the sites; and upload photographs and site documentation to the World War I Memorial Inventory Project (WWIMIP) database using a guided protocol. The app will provide tourists, students, and researchers with a map interface to locate identified memorials and to search for veterans names. Social media integration will enable users to share feedback and photographs, as well as encourage colleagues, friends and family to participate in the WWIMIP and to visit the sites. Following best practices for historic site documentation, the app will facilitate capturing standardized metadata including memorial type, measurements, artist/architect, materials, and foundry.