Sooner or later, the time will come to make the layered experimental map into the main platform for the site. At the moment, MC and JJ know how to update the experimental map (Map 3). Updates are not being made to Map 2 (the one based on the new scans from the Guildhall and that went live in August 2006), with the consequence that errors remain there for a long time even when we know of them. In addition, the site index seems to be generated from Map 2. So, for example, the "Smow Hill" error on the map shows up in the index. In sum, the experimental map is more up-to-date and more complete.
The following questions need to be taken up with Stewart:
- What do MC and JJ need to do for Map 3 to be ready? What corrections do we need to make? And what additions do we want to make? Some of these have been noted in this blog already.
- What needs to be done on the HCMC end for Map 3 to be integrated as the main platform of the site? Is it simply a matter of "flicking a switch" or will more complex changes have to be made? E.g., what about map coordinates in the "More Info" box? What happens to them? Can they be replaced directly with a "ping" to the spot?
- Once Map 3 is our platform, how often can we make corrections, additions, updates? Every time we have a correction to make? Once a month? Once a year? What is involved on the HCMC end to incorporate new data that we've drawn on the map?