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Accessing the Giant Outdoors App
Open this interactive map on your laptop, tablet or smart phone. 

 

EXPLORE Tab

explore button explained

This displays the routes of four short walks around the landscape.

Click on the coloured markers to learn about:

1. Archaeological finds (brown).

2. Settlements (orange).

3. Plants (green).

4. Real people’s memories of the area.

Click on the walk tracks and download them to your GPS unit or smart phone if you have one. If not, soon you can download a PDF and print out the map on paper. You can also download a pdf of the maps by clicking the links below.


Walk 1 : Treslothan Beacon

Walk 2 : Treslothan Copper Hill

Walk 3 : Crowan - Carwynenn

Walk 4 : Crowan - Clowance

 

DIG Tab

dig button explained

At this level, you can go back in time and discover what the archaeologists found in the quoit field.

Choose brown markers to bring up a photograph of a find and sometimes a 3D model. Use your cursor to turn the model around and look at it in detail.

Click on an orange marker to learn about other sites or objects found in the same period.

The timeline at the bottom of the window is divided into different historical periods. Slide the bar along and the finds that were discovered in that period will be displayed.

 

ADD Tab

add button explained

This gives you the opportunity to upload your own photographs and impressions.

You might want to tell others what you enjoyed or share a discovery you made. Once you have uploaded images or text (or both), they will appear on the map as a blue marker. Help us to build up a picture of the area by adding your contributions and see what other people have added.

 

VIEWING Tabs (at right of screen)

As with online maps, you can choose either an up-to-date map display or a satellite image. And using a slider in EXPLORE you can also go back in time and see a map from 1906. You might want to compare the earlier landscape with the present day, to see what has changed over time. A second slider adds another level, displaying the geology of the area, which shows the quoit lying at the edge of a granite outcrop. Archaeologists think this is one of the reasons why the quoit was built in this location.

We plan to add more new features and would welcome any suggestions for other things you’d like to see displayed on the map. Happy exploring!

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