Category: Academic

20/11/17

Permalink 03:52:20 pm, by mholmes, 113 words, 1 view   English (CA)
Categories: Academic; Mins. worked: 180

TCCD site rebuild, schemas, fixes for errors

Polished off a couple of simple tickets from the repo and commented on a few more; tried a build of the data, but many errors, so:

  • Made milestone[@type='unknown'] allowed but warned against, rather than invalid, so I could get over a bunch of half-finished documents.
  • Fixed a bunch of encoding errors such as missing private URI prefixes.
  • Wrote some Schematron to catch table encoding errors; up to now, we've relied on the VNU validator to catch unbalanced cells/rows at HTML validation time, but that's inefficient, so I've done something which should at least catch obvious errors right in the XML.
  • Fixed some broken table code.
  • Rebuilt and uploaded the site.

23/10/17

Permalink 05:17:36 pm, by mholmes, 72 words, 8 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log, Academic; Mins. worked: 240

TCCD: Undoing iframes

The designer had embedded the OpenLayers map directly in the home page using an iframe, which of course borked all the document links. I've now fixed that, although I'm not 100% happy with how it's working; I still need to find a way to maximize the use of space in the standalone version. Meanwhile, lots of troubleshooting for the two remote workers with Oxygen. Not being able to train people directly is problematic.

16/10/17

Permalink 04:55:20 pm, by mholmes, 32 words, 8 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log, Academic; Mins. worked: 90

VPN & English 500

Got the list of students and poems from AC and built the teaching package. I optimize it a bit every time I do it. Will test the download in the lab tomorrow.

05/10/17

Permalink 01:16:38 pm, by Greg, 152 words, 10 views   English (CA)
Categories: Academic; Mins. worked: 0

BreezeMap: extra layers

I've found a few good resources for map tiles.
The CRD takes aerial photos every two years and makes them available as WMS layers. Add 2015 to an OL4 map:

//CRD
        layerCRD = new ol.layer.Tile({
          //extent: extent,
          source: new ol.source.TileWMS({
            url: 'https://mapservices.crd.bc.ca/arcgis/services/Ortho2015/MapServer/WMSserver',
            //crossOrigin: 'anonymous',
            params: {
              'LAYERS': '5',
              'FORMAT': 'image/png',
              'SRS': 'EPSG:3857'
            },
            serverType: 'mapserver'
          })
        });

The BC Government also provides aerial/satelite tiles

layerBCWMS = new ol.layer.Tile({
          //extent: extent,
          source: new ol.source.TileWMS({
            url: 'https://openmaps.gov.bc.ca/lzt/ows/',
            crossOrigin: 'anonymous',
            params: {
              'LAYERS': '140',
              'FORMAT': 'image/png',
              'SRS': 'EPSG:3857'
            },
            serverType: 'mapserver'
          })
        });

and map tiles, too

layerBC = new ol.layer.Tile({
          source: new ol.source.XYZ({
            url: 'http://maps.gov.bc.ca/arcgis/rest/services/province/web_mercator_cache/MapServer/tile/{z}/{y}/{x}',
            numZoomLevels: 18,
            maxZoom: 17
          })
        });

Licensing is (as of October 2017) quite liberal.

12/09/17

Permalink 04:45:22 pm, by mholmes, 14 words, 14 views   English (CA)
Categories: Academic; Mins. worked: 45

Interview for KB's Keats project

With KB, interviewed VB for the former's workstudy position; green sheet not yet available.

16/08/17

Permalink 03:50:36 pm, by mholmes, 31 words, 16 views   English (CA)
Categories: Academic; Mins. worked: 60

TCCD: meeting and some fixes

Made some tweaks to the schema yesterday and Monday, and rebuilt the site. Hangouts meeting with GL and DH, reviewing progress, planning and making a few decisions on outstanding markup questions.

29/06/17

Permalink 05:23:34 pm, by mholmes, 51 words, 15 views   English (CA)
Categories: Academic; Mins. worked: 360

TCCD: Map AJAX and place fragments

The build process is now creating complete place fragments to serve as AJAX popups for the map. There were some considerable difficulties in making this work, and I'm still for some reason unable the get my AJAX promise stuff to work on the map, while it works elsewhere. Still, good progress.

02/06/17

Permalink 02:27:17 pm, by mholmes, 15 words, 22 views   English (CA)
Categories: Activity log, Academic; Mins. worked: 60

VPN: Meeting re SSHRC app

Met with AC, went over the last SSHRC app responses, and discussed a new strategy.

01/06/17

Permalink 03:40:50 pm, by jnazar, 22 words, 18 views   English (CA)
Categories: Academic; Mins. worked: 30

Latin American Studies

Received request from BAK to edit link on site to reflect current calendar.
Changes made; email sent to BAK advising site updated.

25/05/17

Permalink 04:11:14 am, by mholmes, 24 words, 19 views   English (CA)
Categories: Academic; Mins. worked: 240

TCCD: Yesterday's time

Posting time spent yesterday on:

  • More conversion and cleanup of the placeography
  • Long meeting with DH
  • Work on aligning the placeography with the personography

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