Becoming an Urban Detective: suggest a site
Finding your site
You might have looked for a site you are interested in on the Scotland’s Urban Past website, and have not found it. If so, you can suggest a site to be added to the database. First, make sure you are registered as an Urban Detective on the Scotland's Urban Past website. Log in using your username and password.
Find the location of the site you want to add. To do this, go to Urban Detectives on the web site, and then to Suggest a site, as below:
Find your site on a map
Zoom into the map by using the map controls, or the wheel on your mouse. You can pan (move) the map by holding down your mouse button and dragging the map to your desired location. If you are physically at the location you wish to add, and are using a hand-held device, you can click on My Current Location to take you to the spot on the map.Once you find the site you are looking for, click on Suggest a site. Then click on the map where your suggested site is. A dark purple ‘map pin’ will appear. You can drag this around by holding down your mouse button if you want to change its position. Once you are happy with the location, click Confirm, as illustrated below.
Entering your site details
Enter your site details into the first screen. This should include a name, address and town or city. When you have done this, click Next.
Enter what the site is used for
Then enter the site use details, and click Next.
Enter any information you have about the site
You will then be prompted to add any information you have about the site, as below.
Adding an image
After that, you will be prompted to add an image, skip this if you do not have one, otherwise, choose a file to upload by clicking Choose file.
Navigate to the directory you have put your file into, as below. Once you have found your image, select it and click Open, as below.
Your image will upload to the Scotland’s Urban Past website. Enter a Title for your image, and then a Description, both these fields are required. It is helpful to put the name of the building in the title. You must make sure that any images you download belong to you. Once you are satisfied with your entry, you can click Submit then Finished.
You will see a screen message that says Thank you for suggesting a site.
You will also get an email to your email box that says:
Thank you for suggesting a new site for Scotland's Urban Past.
Our validator is reviewing your suggestion and will send you an email to let you know if it goes live on the website.
The Scotland's Urban Past Team
When your site has been approved, you will receive an email from the SUP validator. Then you can continue adding more information or images to the site.