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Re: [pepysdiary] Site News: New maps of places in the diary

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  • Todd Bernhardt
    Phil, this rocks extremely hard. Fantastic, fantastic way of getting an idea of the scale of Sam s world. BTW, I ve been working on redesigning my
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 21, 2008
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      Phil, this rocks extremely hard. Fantastic, fantastic way of getting an idea of the scale of Sam's world.

      BTW, I've been working on redesigning my organization's Web site, and I've been borrowing these ideas (the map mash-up, the hover-over labels in the blog proper) liberally! Thank you.

      --- On Thu, 8/21/08, Phil Gyford <lists@...> wrote:

      > From: Phil Gyford <lists@...>
      > Subject: [pepysdiary] Site News: New maps of places in the diary
      > To: pepysdiary@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Thursday, August 21, 2008, 2:23 PM
      > http://www.pepysdiary.com/about/archive/2008/08/21/8888.php
      > I’ve just added a new feature to the site: maps showing
      > many places at
      > once. <http://www.pepysdiary.com/background/maps/>
      > They allow you to, for example, see all the churches in
      > London Pepys has
      > mentioned in one glance. Or London streets, or places
      > outside Britain,
      > and more.
      > Although we’ve had maps showing the locations of
      > individual buildings,
      > roads, etc for some time it seems more interesting and
      > useful to be able
      > to compare many on one map. It gives a better impression of
      > the size of
      > Pepys’ day-to-day world.
      > To help with these maps I’ve re-organised the categories
      > of places in
      > the Encyclopedia
      > <http://www.pepysdiary.com/background/>, particularly
      > around what is defined as “within” and “outside”
      > London. I’ve settled on
      > defining London as being roughly what Pepys would have
      > called London.
      > Places beyond this, but still within what we think of as
      > London today,
      > are in London environs
      > <http://www.pepysdiary.com/background/places/environs.php>.
      > There are a lot of places listed in the Encyclopedia that
      > don’t have
      > location information and so aren’t shown on these maps at
      > the moment. I
      > hope to add more of them. If you come across a place in the
      > Encyclopedia
      > that doesn’t show a Google map when you view its own
      > page, and you know
      > where it is (or was) located, try using something like Get
      > Lat Lon
      > <http://www.getlatlon.com/> to find out the latitude
      > and longitude and
      > email them to me.
      > You should find links to these maps from appropriate places
      > throughout
      > the Encyclopedia. Thanks to those from the discussion group
      > who
      > suggested improvements on some early maps.
      > Unfortunately I haven’t been able to test these maps
      > fully on Windows,
      > so do let me know if you find anything that doesn’t work
      > as expected.
      > And any other suggestions for improvement (whether about
      > the maps or
      > not) are always appreciated.
      > --
      > Phil Gyford
      > http://www.gyford.com/
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