Geographies of Love

brief() {

This platform was developed in collaboration with researchers from the University of Hull and was part of the “Geographies of Love”. The project aimed to help researcher to collect love stories from the people in Hull to analyse “love” as a topic.

Due to the sensitivity of the subject of interest, an effective mechanism for data collection had to be found. The project proposed, the creation of a web mapping platform as a method to approach the target group and make people feel comfortable about sharing their love experiences.

Technologies used:

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • Webpack
  • MySQL
  • Laravel
  • git

Demo available upon request.

objectives() {

  1. Develop an interface through which users can submit stories and link them with locations on a map.
  2. Develop an administrative section for managing submitted reviews.
  3. Provide mechanism for export of collected data for further processing by specialised applications.
Geographies of Love symbol

approach() {

Explored were existing web mashups to gain understanding of their workings and user interface.

Client meetings were conducted to clarify specific platform requirements.

Client meetings – clarifying specific platform requirements. These informed the selection of appropriate programming language, tools and frameworks.

Trendsmap and OpenStreetMap screenshot

outcome() {

A prototype of a system developed using Laravel

A documentation providing a broad overview of the current state of the project and how to continue work in the future.

Geographies of Love homepage
Geographies of Love platform - Explore page
Geographies of Love platform - Explore page

results() {

The prototype was given to the University of Hull for further development. This can done by students as part of their final year projects or by professional developers. I won the “Best Project in Digital Media 2018” award from the University of Hull.

Mark: 87/100