Further to the story here from summer last year. The story here on the Wiki Ejido site describes the launch of the Odyssea El Ejido project.
Yesterday I, along with around 150 other people, attended the launch meeting of Odyssea El Ejido. This is part of a Europe wide initiative to provide information about ports/marinas. Using a standard format for the information on the internet to enable people (in particular the sailing community) to plan their trips better. It also allows people who are in the ports to find out useful information about the town and the surrounding area.
There are three trial locations for the project in Andalucía and El Ejido/Almerimar is one of them. If you click on each of the two images above they will take you to web pages that are relatively empty at present. The aim is for local businesses to work with the council to make the El Ejido part of the Odyssea Europe-wide website the best it can be. To help attract more tourists to the area.
People will be able to access the information on PCs, smart phones and tablets. They will also be able to use purpose designed touch screen devices that are to be installed in the port office, tourist offices and elsewhere in the area.
No doubt we will see and here more about this initiative in due course.
Looking at the material produced so far one issue might be the quality of the translations. The relatively poor quality of online translations is currently generally accepted on the internet. You can generally pick up some idea of what is being translated but not all of the details. I guess people can live with that as it would be a massive job to do a decent job of translating the whole of this potentially massive Odyssea site. However when printing flyers and other printed material perhaps a little bit more effort needs to go in to make the translations better.
We wish the council the best of luck with the project. No doubt Alcor Properties, Poniente Golf and perhaps even Almerimar Today will end up doing some work with the council on the project.
Read More for a Google translation of the article from Wiki Ejido.