Frequently Asked Questions
What is this project?
Pinning The Queen's History is a special Collection that acts as a global archive of Her Majesty's visits and the Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilee celebrations. It has been created to mark The Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012. It invites users to contribute their own memories of The Queen's visits around the world and her Jubilee celebrations.
How long does it run for?
It will remain open for contributions until the end of June 2011 and the Collections will be viewable on Historypin.com permanently.
How does the technology work?
Historypin uses Google Maps, allowing users to “pin” content to the map by geo-tagging and dating the content they add. External images can also be overlaid onto Street View.
Users can browse the map, narrowing their search by location and date. Content which shows the pegman icon can be viewed overlaid on Street View for a visual comparison between the image and how the location looks now.
Can anyone submit content?
Anyone can register and submit content. However for content to become part of the Pinning The Queen's History Collection, it will need to be relevant to meet the terms and conditions of the site and feature one of The Queen's visits or Jubilee celebrations, as judged by the Historypin Content team.
What happens if there's spam or inappropriate content uploaded?
All content will be moderated by the Historypin Content Team before it goes live and any spam or inappropriate content will not go live.
How long does it take to review the pictures before they are live?
Content will be moderated, and pending approval will appear in the Pinning The Queen's History Collection within 24 hours after submission.
Can you upload content that belongs to another source?
Users must have sufficient copyright to be able to upload content. When they have ensured this, they can choose from a series of levels of copyright protection for their content and can add all the attribution they need to.
What does the partnership between Historypin and Google involve?
Google has supported Historypin since its conception in 2010 and launch in 2011. Google's support is not linked to ownership of the site, which remains with We Are What We Do, or the site's content, which remains with the users. On Pinning The Queen's History project specifically, Google has supported the project to enable the development and launch of this special platform.
Does this project have the support of Buckingham Palace?
We have worked closely with Buckingham Palace on this project in the interest of documenting The Queen’s history in an interactive, unique way for Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee. Buckingham Palace has supported the project and some content has been supplied from both the Palace’s records and the Royal Collection. In addition there is a direct link from the official Diamond Jubilee website.
These FAQs are in addition to the full Historypin FAQs