An iPhone and android app called “Cultural Atlas of New Mexico” brings New Mexico Culture and history to life in the palm of your hand. The interactive app, created by The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs
, contains images and descriptions of important landmarks, cultural points, and artwork. It allows users to see and find significant New Mexico points of historical significance that they may not have known about otherwise.
Cultural Atlas of New Mexico App Features
A few of the many things the app features are:
- Historic sites
- Natural places
- Parks and Monuments
- Public artworks
- Major events
- Cultural landscapes
- Historic markers
The “Cultural Atlas of New Mexico” app was originally released in late November 2016. The app Website allows people to submit locations and events they think are missing from the app.
“The Cultural Atlas provides access to an enormous database of diverse and eclectic cultural opportunities,” said Veronica Gonzales, Cabinet Secretary of the NM Department of Cultural Affairs. “Exploring the traditions and history of peoples and cultures across the state of New Mexico has never been easier to navigate and discover.”
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs says that the app “helps users to plan vacations, weekend getaways, and day trips across New Mexico utilizing simple search functions. Users can sort cultural attractions geographically by town, community or region, or they can search through curated topic lists like Road Trips & Trails, Thematic Tours, Only in New Mexico, and Way Out There. More advanced functionality utilizes GPS to inform users of nearby points of interest and a real-time events calendar details public events happening in the area.”
To download the “Cultural Atlas of New Mexico” app for your phone, search for it at the Google Play Store or the iPhone App Store.