This is a 'Global District' for Holywood Residents, community groups and businesses to come together to promote all aspects of their town using all available media. When current, information will appear below, but all content relating to Holywood can be viewed using the "all posts" tab. Using the interactive tab will bring up any supporting interactive maps or applications that support anything your are reading or viewing.
The supporting maps and graphics we are using are by local artist Ralph Dobson. The streetmap was commissioned in association with Bangor and Holywood Town Centre Management for a town based "pull out" map, and the Holywood Townscape was commissioned by us and carefully scoped with the artist to provide a more "virtual" as well as artistic experience of Holywood. Explicitly we wanted to exploit the potential for animation and other applications such as "roll over media".
Holywood 'Goes Global' was first set up in association with the Holywood Chamber of Commerce and was sponsored by The Holywood Exchange. Before that it was known as "holywood online". Ongoing development has been significantly sponsored by Dunlop Homes (view profile) with a view to making this an open platform for businesses in, and the community of Holywood. The most recent revamp in 2014 takes us much closer to the original goal of a universal plug in for the town using shared maps, animation and all forms of media for creative applications, each building on what has gone before.
HolywoodGoesGlobal lets you promote your news, events, products and services in Holywood, North Down, Northern Ireland.
Everything is mapped using the Global District
application and internet based maps: Google Maps.† Original artwork by
local artist Ralph Dobson provides a "Townscape" which can be shared,
not only to support events and media on Holywood GoesGlobal, but also on
members' web sites to create a vibrant community network.
All content is geocoded using the Google Map engine -
that is businesses, event locations, and any media uploaded by members
such as photos or video.
If you are connected with Holywood as a business,
club or organisation please sign up and post your news. If you are
person - sign up as a
friend, and build a network of favourites ... how you benefit from
Holywood GoesGlobal depends very much on who you are or what you do, but
we aim to benefit everyone who participates.