Becoming an Urban Detective: classify a site
Find a site to classify
First, make sure you are registered as an Urban Detective at this website.
Log in using your username and password.
A site classification is simply what the site or building is, such as a church, factory or beach hut. By classifying sites, you help us build an accessible record of the history of Scotland's towns and cities.
Filter by council area
From the first drop-down menu, choose the council area you are interested in.
A list of sites with no classification will appear.
You can scroll through these images until you see a place you are familiar with.
Classify your site
To classify a site, choose a site type from the first drop-down menu (Classify this site) and then a time period from the second (When did it start being used in this way?).
You can also add more than one classification and time period. For example, a site could be both:
Department store – 20th Century
Flats – 21st Century
Click Submit between each suggestion.
Submitting your suggestion
When you have added your terms, you will see a message that your suggestion has been added.
Once two people have made the same suggestion, the classification will appear in the site record.
You can also classify a record that has no classification from the main site record. If a record does not have a classification, the Suggest a classification box will appear below the site image(s). You can suggest and submit a classification here.