PTOLEMY: a history application for a deeper tourism

© Nick Lempesis and Simone Vaccari

Ptolemy will be a map application for tourists focusing on the cultural, historical and artistic heritage of destinations in Europe. We are leveraging modern web technology and linked open data, as well as the real experience of local storytellers, aiming to offer deeper travel experiences, easier access to quality information and the discovery of places through multimedia and offers that leave travelers with something memorable.

Our target is to aggregate a variety of available online content, encouraging citizen engagement with diverse opinions, identities, heritage preservation and the sharing of values. Ptolemy has the potential to support public dialogue, help small places become visible and boost local economies.


We are Nick Lempesis and Simone Vaccari, a cartographer and a tourism specialist mixing our passion for maps and history. We are motivated to alleviate the detrimental effects of mass tourism and we seek cultural diversity, equality and respect.

Ptolemy web app

MediaFutures has concluded and our social media channel will no longer be active.

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MediaFutures was part of the S+T+ARTS ecosystem.

MediaFutures is part of the S+T+ARTS ecosystem.