Coral Gables Virtual History - The City Beautiful
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Discover Coral Gables

The Virtual Tour

Learn About The City

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OVER 8000 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS, PHOTOGRAPHS, ORAL HISTORIES, AND MAPS

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About The Virtual History Project

What You Need to Know

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Years 2011-2014

Grant Information

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 Currently, over 8,000 historical documents, photographs, oral histories, and maps have been spatially registered to their relevant locations and time.

 

THE TEAM LEADERS

Principal Investigator

  Jennifer (Zhaohui) Fu

Co-Principal Investigator

  Jamie Rogers

Co-Principal Investigator

  Roberto Rovira

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Partners

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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Nicole Ewan
Danielle Finnegan
Walter Foeman
Mario J. Garcia-Serra
Don Mizell
Caroline Parker
Anne Rice
Terri Robar
Chris Rupp
Victoria Siegel
Althea Silvera
Rebecca Smith
Wayne “Chip” Withers
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City of Miami Clerk’s Office, Records Systems Coordinator
Coral Gables Biltmore Hotel, Director of Public Relations
City of Coral Gables, City Clerk
Greenberg Traurig, Of Counsel
Performing Artist Development
Coral Gables Museum, Director of Programs
Monroe County Public Library, Library Administrator
University of Miami, Librarian Associate Professor
Coral Gables Museum, Director of Operations
City of Coral Gables Public Works Department, Grants Administrator
Florida International University, Head of Special Collections
History Miami, Head of Special Collections
City of Coral Gables, former Commissioner

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