Sunday, August 15, 2010

Fotopedia and UNESCO Launch World Heritage Application

Fotopedia, in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Center, has created a new application for the iPhone and iPad. The app builds on the concept of a coffee table book, updating and enhancing the browsing experience for the web.
UNESCO World Heritage “seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.” Now you can access these sites as one comprehensive collection via your hand held device, thanks to the Fotopedia Heritage project.
This project was possible due to Creative Commons, as over 18,000 of the pictures in Fotopedia Heritage book are under one of the CC licenses. The pictures come from all around the world; as individual photographers and organizations license their high quality photos under Creative Commons, the book will only grow as a community contributed and shareable resource.

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