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Old June 18th, 2013, 11:41 PM   #1
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Mapedia: Architecure Map

Hey, I and a friend have been working on a WIKI based map called Mapedia, our website can be found at..

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Mapedia has a strong focus on History and Heritage, though we will entertain ANY kind of map with some kind of educational dimension to them. We have developed a pretty cool classification system, meaning we can create Maps with themes (Architecture!) and then allow users to filter the map based on certain criteria.

To get the ball rolling, we have linked into Wikipedia's Articles (many of which have locations...), and we have created a map of Architecture, focusing on UK/English speaking nations. The aim is to cover all periods, from Prehistory, to 21st current developments.

The map is not intended to be purely created by us, it IS a WIKI map, so locations can be added by users and in future we hope the Wikipedia sources to locations are added to (in a big way) by users of Mapedia.

So, right now we are putting the finishing touches to our Options system, and we want to put in place an accurate and yet flexible classification of British Architectural Periods/Styles, and for this, we certainly need and welcome help. My thoughts right now are to classify via Periods (Prehistory, Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Norman etc...) at the top level, with Styles and Sub-Styles fitting into those periods. If a period warrants being broken down into smaller Sub-Styles, and if other criteria are important (i.e. building is ruined, or no longer exists..) then again we can add Options for these. By default a Map will display ALL locations of a default Option. This is to avoid swamping the map with too many results. But you can simply switch Options to see what you want (or not..).

Please check out Mapedia, and Search our Architecture map. Use the button, top left, marked Pick Location Type to pick the History & Heritage Topic, and in there you will find the Architecture Type. Once selected, press Search and it will show the Architectural locations. The periods represented are limited right now, and not categorized, but that will change...

Please give it a whirl and let me know what you think

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Old June 19th, 2013, 04:07 AM   #2
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Interesting, sounds like a useful tool, will look into it.
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Old June 19th, 2013, 05:14 PM   #3
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At first I thought this was spam but this is actually really interesting, thanks for posting!
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Old June 19th, 2013, 08:56 PM   #4
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No problem. I'm not a spam bot . Any feedback or issues with the site. Ideas, questions, whatever. Please let me know. The site is based on collaboration, so user feedback is our lifeblood.

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Old June 23rd, 2013, 03:10 PM   #6
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My feedback: I wish your website supported Opera too.
As do we... the problem is, our site crashes Opera, so that leaves us very little to go on, in terms of fixing the issue. If the Browser crashes, before we can see the issue, there is very littler we can do about it.

We have reported the crash to them, several times, but so far, nothing... We are aware that Opera are changing their rendering engine to Webkit (as used in Chrome, Safari, Konqueror) and when they do so, that should solve the problem. So I guess they are beavering away on that goal for now.

In the meantime, please give it a whirl on Chrome, Safari or IE10+ and let us know what you think.

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