The project "Cultural map of Kazakhstan" was developed by Kazakhstani association of the Internet development and resources supported by the Ministry for culture and sport of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The idea to reflect all the diversity and wealth of historical and cultural sights of Kazakhstan in an illustrative and modern shape laid as the background of the project. As the result, the project became a peculiar virtual guide book telling about the history and culture of our country. The work on developing the project is lasting for two years, initially, only several tens of main cultural sights of different regions of Kazakhstan were presented here. Subsequently, it was decided to broaden the project and grasp all the practical historical and cultural sights. Today the map of the Internet portal has approximately 200 objects. The project encloses almost all the museums and theatres of Kazakhstan, most of the large historical and cultural monuments. The sights and monuments of the cities Almaty and Astana are presented separately. A number of professional photographers who made several expeditions to the regions of Kazakhstan were engaged in the work on the project, and the result of this work was author's pictures of some objects and sights. Nowadays approximately half of the objects included in the project has their original author's pictures shot by professionals. 360 photo-panoramas along the rows of objects deserve special mention. Modern technologies allowed to create an outstanding effect of presence, that is to say any visitor of the website can make a virtual trip that makes feel the atmosphere of the surrounding monuments and sights. A big amount of information on each cultural object and historical sight is gathered during the work on the project, famous historians, museum and theater staffs were engaged in this work. All the information was adjusted and translated into Kazakh, Russian and English. Some information appeared in the worldwide net for the first time namely in the pages of the given portal.
The project "Cultural map of Kazakhstan" has a mission to be the guide in the cultural life and history of independent Kazakhstan. Every object is demonstrated in the map with the indication of the definite location, pictures and its detailed description allows not only to find the sight but to get an accurate information on the history, peculiarities and cultural significance of an object..The Internet-information has an important privilege: it is delivered immediately and open for almost everyone. The project "Cultural map of Kazakhstan" will help to provide with an equal access to cultural values and historical sights for all categories of citizens and multiple of foreign guests. The Internet portal fully introduces us to the diversity of the cultural life of Kazakhstan.