What You Need to Know
Florida International University (FIU) has partnered with the City of Coral Gables to create a geospatially-enabled Virtual Historic City. With this tool, users may navigate to any point in the city at a selected time period (e.g. the Biltmore Hotel from the 1920s to 1940s), and experience the city as it was, through a wide variety of cultural artifacts and textual materials. A virtual walking tour of Coral Gables was also created, which includes an audio narration and 3D simulations providing the façade of historic buildings and landscape.
The target audience includes students, educators, historians, public policy administrators, business people, entrepreneurs, architects, sociologists, environmental analysts, urban planners, cultural heritage tourism, and the general public.
The digital archive hosts digitized and rectified maps, architectural drawings, property parcels, and aerial photographs. Currently, over 8,000 historical documents, photographs, oral histories, and maps have been spatially registered to their relevant locations and time.
Jennifer (Zhaohui) Fu
Office of The City Clerk
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11200 SW 8th St, Miami FL 33199
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