The Holbeck Audiowalk app will hopefully be launched next week – just one small piece of field-testing is required. Meanwhile, I’ve been working on the next stage of the LOAM project: developing the stand-alone, open platform. I’ll post more information about the project as a whole presently, but in essence it will allow historians (oral and otherwise) as well as sound artists a straightforward and dedicated platform for creating locative audio experiences. Users will be able to create content in Google Earth as well as reading databases and transcriptions generated by Stories Matter or Transana.

Today I’ve had a successful session working on the Google Earth/KML parsing element. Paths, polygons and placemarkers (comprising sonic resources and transcription data) are all supported. Graphical overlays to follow!