The British Library have recently launched a project to create the first Nationwide Sound Map in the United Kingdom. It gives people the opportunity to record and listen to sounds from areas all over the UK and Blog Preston are leading the way to getting Preston, Lancashire put on the (Sound) Map!
And this is your chance to get involved!
What Blog Preston are aiming to do is get a wide range of sounds from various parts of Preston put on the Sound Map, and you can be involved, it’s a very simple process if you have say an iPhone or Android phone, or any sound recording device that you can connect to your computer. It is as simple as following these simple instructions as seen on their website:
Step 1: Sign up to Audioboo
Step 2: Record and upload your recording, and add ‘uksm’ as one of the tags. This means your recording will automatically be put on the map (after 48 hours), without this they won’t appear, so don’t forget!
Step 3: Have a listen to what others have posted!
How to record and publish
If you have an iPhone or Android phone, you can download the Audioboo app. This allows you to record sounds directly from your phone and upload automatically. If not, you can record from a dictaphone/sound recorder and then upload from your home computer instead.
Here are a couple of video guides to get started.
Upload via your smartphone
Upload via your computer
The Map So Far
What Do You Think?
Have you ever taken part in a similar project? What do you think of the UK Sound Map? Let us know below!