I've tweaked the XQuery which produces the KML file so that it can recognize when a
<location type="path">, and in that case it produces a LineString element instead of a
<Polygon> or a
<Point>, and it doesn't supply the closing georef which repeats the first, which is what we use to close a polygon.
We use paths for rivers. To make a path, or line, appear on Google Maps you need to override the code that automatically coverts multiple (not single, of course) <geo> coordinates to polygons.
To do this, you need to add a type="path" attribute to the <location> tag, as follows: <location type="path">.
Although it's a bit ugly. No time to get too fancy, unfortunately.
Did most of a diagram of the OAI process today.
A further 1298 page-images have been added to the manuscript image browser, covering British North America 1860 Public Offices and Individuals. Transcriptions are now being linked into these images.
Today's progress, with help from KSW:
Retrieved the original launch documents and fixed missing images caused by hard-coded paths to raster graphics in the SVG. Updated the "Despatches by numbers" one. Over the next couple of days, we'll reformat these for an appropriate size, make an OAI one, and get them printed and laminated.
Got RM set up with SVN instructions and working on the places.xml file. He's now made some edits, so I've updated the db and added him to the project team page.
The Colonial Despatches is an XML database project which is creating a digital archive containing the original correspondence between the British Colonial Office and the colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia. The project lives at http://bcgenesis.uvic.ca, and the web application runs on the Pear dev Tomcat. The XML data is managed in SVN at http://revision.tapor.uvic.ca/svn/coldesp/.
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