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14/03/12

Permalink 03:33:08 pm, by mholmes, 187 words, 112 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log; Mins. worked: 360

Got the maps working

Got the site basically working by doing this:

  • Moved everything from taprhist/vihdev/www to taprhist/www (it really doesn't like living in that odd location, and there are hard-coded paths in several text files).
  • Removed "vihdev" from paths in config files.
  • Cleaned out the /home1t/taprhist/www/content/maps/cache folder so it had to start rebuilding.
  • Now we found that most maps were working, but a handful were failing. The failing maps had one line in their .map file:
     METADATA
          "queryable" "true"
          "tile_source" "cache"     <-- This line has to be removed.
     END
    
    Our surmise is that this problem line causes the server to construct a broken path to a cache folder that doesn't exist or isn't writable, and therefore it cannot read or construct tiles.

We now propose to have the DNS repointed so that vihistory.uvic.ca points at taprhist/www, and keep the live site there.

Greg also noticed that vihistory.ca is broken; outside of the ring it's pointing at mala.bc.ca DNS servers, so he's emailed PD to get him to fix that on the domain host.

viHistory

viHistory is a web site that is a teaching, learning and research tool. It's principally about the history of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, but it is also a vehicle for exploring the larger field of Canadian history during the late 19th and early part of the 20th century. It allows census, directory and tax assessment roll data from the late 19th and early 20th centuries to be searched in many ways. It also incorporates IMaP to display historical maps. The project director is Dr. Patrick A. Dunae.

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