medi meeting on map and on rewriting dept site
met with SA and IMH to discuss use of Illustrator image of half globe including Europe for their information site. They said no problem with fact that image is a political map of modern Europe. They want user to click on location on map to populate a categorized list of topics (categories are Art/Architecture, Events, Geography, People, History). When the user clicks on one of the topics, then the details are presented. The details are typically a couple of hundred words organized by who, what, where, when, what.
They'd also like to be able to get at the topics by specifying any one of the categories and getting all records which have a value for that category.
They'd also like a search box. Looks like they'll need a small database backend.
IMH will send me samples of data and specifications for what part of the map he wants to use. We'll work with Greg to extract a bitmap for the map for now.
I'll come up with a design for the site and its interface over the next week.
They also want a rewrite of the departmental site by next September. As this site is fairly small, I might use it to try out the uvic template. They may have a student available who would be capable of taking template files and structural specs and producing a website.