The city district of Prague 2 is reaping one success after another with the web application Encyclopedia of Prague 2. After the first place in the regional round of the Golden Coat of Arms competition, the second part of the city will also win gold from the national round. The Encyclopedia of Prague 2 with the subtitle of cultural and historical heritage is thus the best electronic service in the Czech Republic.
On Monday, September 20, 2021, at the ISSS conference in Hradec Králové, the results of the national round of the 23rd year of the Golden Coat of Arms competition were ceremoniously announced, which annually evaluates and compares websites and electronic services of cities and municipalities.
The web application encyklopedie.praha2.cz succeeded in the competition of municipalities and cities from all 14 regions of the Czech Republic. The jury evaluated more than 400 web portals and projects. Not only the availability of mandatory information was evaluated, but also the timeliness and user friendliness. This year, Jihlava won in the category of the best website of cities before Bruntál and Hodonín. The best of the municipalities was Krušnohorská Tisá before Zbraslav, ie the city part of Prague and Újezd from the Zlín region. And the jury then named the best electronic service Encyclopedia of Prague 2, behind which is the Chatbot of Hradec Králové and the portal of a citizen of the town of Svitavy.
And what does the founder and deputy mayor of Prague 2 for the field of culture, Jaroslav Šolc, say, who has literally become a hobby of the project, to obtain the title of the best electronic service in the Czech Republic?
“I am both excited and moved. The placement in the Prague round was a success. Obtaining a title in the national round obliges me and my colleagues even more to further develop the encyclopedia in terms of content, but also by offering interesting functions. We are also pleased with the great interest of users. Each village is proud of its culture and history and there is still something to discover and offer to its fellow citizens. Not only in the encyclopedia, but also in the form of walks, lectures and even games and competitions. It is the connection between the digital and the real world that works for us and we enjoy it. “ introduced by Jaroslav Šolc.
The web application Encyclopedia of Prague 2 was launched in August 2018 and quickly found its supporters. The second part of the city is the fourth wealth of cultural and historical heritage and the Encyclopedia of Prague 2 offers interesting information about relations to specific places not only to the inhabitants of Prague 2, but to all those interested in history, architecture and culture. It records 10-15 thousand visits every month.
The encyclopedia is created in the Czech language. It currently contains more than 1800 encyclopedic entries and its content is constantly being updated. It contains information about interesting “Places” in the city district (streets and their history, famous buildings, memorial sites, statues and sculptures), information about its “Personalities” and “Events” and offers “News” or thematic publications issued by the city parts. In the last year, “Changes in Time” has been added with historical photographs and maps, thematic “Walking Routes” and “Games and Quizzes”. A complete novelty is the connection of the encyclopedia with the outdoor game Putování Praha 2, putovani.praha2.cz.