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There are several ways in which maps can be used.

  1. Map component for a single topic displays everything the user collates together on the map
  2. Map display option for any component in addition to a gallery and a list.
  3. Map-based wikidocumentary
    • For a given topic, displayed in the header section. There may be several header images of wikidocumentaries per topic, which will then be put on a playlist.
    • A wikidocumentary usually touches on many topics, and there must be a topic-independent place for displaying them and a way to find them.
  4. Map-based discovery interface on the top level.
  5. Location display in each media metadata view.

Map component

Map component for a single topic displays everything the user collates together on the map

  • Initially display the topic on the map as a pin and/or an area depending on data
  • Zoom extent to be figured out for a single pin
  • View nearby items (POIs & shapes) / images Nearby topics
  • Display images or a selection on the map
  • Display external data and raster sources (historical maps) as layers > More ideas on configuring this needed
  • Display items from any of the components on the topic's page
  • Combine several views in one: Map, timeline and gallery.
  • Configure base map
  • Export map

Background menu

  • Base map, configure
    • OpenStreetMap
    • Available local map services, use data collected in OSM
  • Terrain, configure
  • Orthophoto, configure
    • International services
    • Local providers
  • Historical map, configure
    • Always best suggestion based on time and scale
    • Select/search from available maps in registered sources
  • Configure menu and services
  • Menu controls
    • Transparency slider
    • Toggle visibility by clicking
    • Configuration button opens configuration modal (TBD). Each layer has one map initially.
    • Layers can be rearranged
    • Bottom layer is opaque

It is possible to select 4 background layers: Hillshading, basemap, aerial image and a bitmap map. Each of them can be configured. Initially only one per each will be possible. The goal is to allow an option, which will always display the most suitable maps based on scale and topic date.


To be sorted out, cannot understand a thing myself anymore

  • Topic's pin
    • Simple pin to display the location
    • Clicked pin to include topic's featured image, title and description. Link to the topic page.
  • Image pin/popup
    • images of the topic are displayed in the topic popup. To be expanded somehow, if it includes lots of images.
    • nearby images will have a pin, a popup, and an aggregated appearance. The idea of the aggregated view is to allow images to be displayed and found easily even when there are many of them.
    • single image popup may show additional data, such as camera direction. The popup links to image viewer. The image viewer has links to available image tools. Alternatively, the image tools can be linked directly from the popup.
  • Events and routes (timeline locations, journeys)


  • Display vernacular/old toponyms?

Map display option

Map display option for any component in addition to a gallery and a list

  • Option in the display menu of items that have geolocation data
  • Single point, lifeline (start–end) arcs, aggregates for multiple points
  • Areas
  • Temporal aspect if present in the data
  • Facet items on the map based on their properties
  • Add all or a faceted selection to the topic's map

Map-based wikidocumentary

Based on frames that consist of several parameters

  • Coordinate location
  • View angle
  • Time value
  • Visual media
    • Coordinate info for overlays (on the map background, in 3D space)
    • Medium (video, image, image series, image pair)
  • Headline & subheader
  • Text
    • Hyperlinks?
    • Media
  • Audio
    • Fixed timeline throughout presentation, such as a narrative
    • Fixed timeline over one frame
    • Soundscape loops or generative soundscapes
    • Effects, synchronized sound
  • Map settings
    • Map style
    • Animations
    • Layers
  • Timeline display

Locative elements

  • Frame display triggered by GPS info
  • Dynamic output
    • soundscape, colours, alternative content, nearby geotagged content
  • depending on data
    • proximity to a coordinate location
    • weather data
    • time of day, time of year...


  • Interface to create frames and configure settings


  • AI-assisted frame generation from Wikipedia articles
  • User-enhanced in the same interface

To think

  • Animations of time-series, how do they relate to frames? Can frames be marked as time intervals, or points in time?
  • Can the wikidocumentaries be multidimensional, including for example temporal depth across its own timeline.




Map-based discovery interface

  • Display items in the given area
  • Combine with other search criteria
  • Search location by place name. Aim to include historical toponyms.
  • Search result page design needed. Also useful for displaying scope for shape expressions.


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