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Omeka <http://omeka.org/> could be your answer. A modified Omeka code powers the Curatescape projects, which feature a map-driven website of local historical sites linked to a smartphone app. But you would not have to do the app. Here is my students' project, Spokane Historical: http://spokanehistorical.org/ The modified Omeka code is up on Github for free <https://github.com/CPHDH/Curatescape>. You could install it to your own server and have a website with all the same functionality as Spokane Historical. The database is Omeka, so there is a huge user community. All of the content on Spokane Historical, 250+ stories, is the work of students in my classes. Omeka allows for different user categories, so my students develop their content and upload it to the database, other students have higher permissions and can do peer editing, but only I can approve something and make it live. The database supports audio and video as well, so students can learn podcasting and make documentaries if you like. Bonus--if you want at some point in the future you could hook up with the Curatescape people and get a smartphone app based on your content. The costs are reasonable. You could also make a Google Fusion Table and generate a map from that, but for my money the fusion table is actually more work than Omeka. Feel free to contact me on or off list for more info. Larry larrycebula@GMAIL.COM -- H-Public To post to the list: H-PUBLIC@h-net.msu.edu Home page: www.h-net.org/~public sponsored by the National Council on Public History (www.ncph.or --