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3D / 4D modelling and reconstruction Crowdsourcing / Citizens’ science Videos Digital Cultural Heritage Digital Humanities Education / pedagogy Maps Landscape reconstruction Photos Socio-Economic History Urban History

The online portal Paderpedia aims to bring together everything worth knowing about Germany’s shortest river. It is intended to serve as a digital starting point for a more intensive study of the history or ecology of the Pader, whereby you can become active yourself. We not only present essays by professional historians and biologists, but also want to give every other Pader enthusiast the opportunity to have their say. Through this citizen science approach, the history of the Pader is being researched sustainably and jointly by scientists and citizens.

In addition, Paderpedia offers:

  • Historical maps of the Pader
  • Image and video collection with a wide range of historical visual material
  • Source and literature database with 586 entries
  • Interactive learning units for pupils and teachers

In order to make historical landscape changes on the river itself visible, a 3D reconstruction of the Pader spring area from 100 years ago has already been made.

Project partners

Other partners

  • City of Paderborn (Amt für Umweltschutz und Grünflächen, Amt für Vermessung und Geoinformation – Geoinformationsservice)
  • City and District Archives Paderborn
  • State Archives of North Rhine-Westphalia (Detmold and Münster Units)
  • Erzbischöfliche Akademische Bibliothek Paderborn