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ArborWiki Maps

10. November 2006 • Bruce Fields
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Brian Kerr points out the recent addition of a mapping feature to ArborWiki.
Some examples:

Nifty.



  1. Wow, that Lower Town site sure has a lot of surface parking, eh. Looks like more than buildings and then some.


       —abc    Nov. 10 '06 - 05:03PM    #
  2. I don’t think the map area they’ve chosen is actually very accurate; it should include more stuff closer to the river.


       —Bruce Fields    Nov. 10 '06 - 06:58PM    #
  3. Bruce Fields wrote: “I don’t think the map area they’ve chosen is actually very accurate; it should include more stuff closer to the river.”

    It’s worth noting, though, that the map area they present initially is equipped with the standard GoogleMap tools, which allows panning, zooming, etc.

    The intial view that’s presented doesn’t seem amenable to editing via the usual Wikipedia EDIT interface. But think the folks at ArborWiki (this is a Community High enterprise, yes?) might see fit to just set the initial zoom level one tick wider.

    The blue rectangle, I found a little puzzling.


       —HD    Nov. 10 '06 - 08:34PM    #
  4. I saw the blue rectangle as the ‘Ground Zero’ for the Lower Town redevelopment site, the Kroger building. Does Lower Town have understood boundries like a neighborhood? I have certainly heard it described as including a lot more than that building.


       —abc    Nov. 10 '06 - 09:10PM    #
  5. Thanks for the post, Bruce. The interface is very much under development, and ArborWiki gets presentation iterations nearly every week — along with the constant flow of edits.

    The boundaries of Lower Town are fairly subjective. I’ve expanded them — anyone can change them by browsing to the page and clicking on the map pin. Empire lets you restructure the bounds to your liking.


       —MattH for ArborWiki    Nov. 14 '06 - 01:51AM    #