Planning for the upcoming Public Laboratory archive
The current status is: Up and running, comment system with geolocated comments is in the pipeline. Some zoom-level issues on OpenLayers maps.
- media plan (outreach) (liz)
- printed edition (see Posters project)
- search function
- Reach out to people involved in mapping, for "field notes" and those who may be able to use the data.
Map Archive Outline and Backup Structure (Server and DVD)
- parent directory:
- http://archive.publiclaboratory.org/site-name/date-year-month-day-state(or region)-city(or sub-region)-exact place name (optional)
- example http://archive.publiclaboratory.org/cambridge/2011-6-22-massachusetts-cambridge-mit-knightcivicmediaconference/
- site root directory organization:
- README.txt - explanatory text file
- site-name.tif - Spherical mercator un-georeferenced Tiff image
- site-name-geotiff.tif - GeoTIFF is a public domain metadata standard which allows georeferencing information to be embedded within a TIFF file.
- site-name-geotiff.zip - DVDs will offer .zip compressed GeoTiffs to save disk space.
- site-name.jpg - full-resolution JPG based on the GeoTiff
- site-name-tms/ - a folder containing TMS folders and map tiles - TMS is a specification for storing and retrieving tiled mapping data. This will include an OpenLayers-based HTML viewer for reading/exploring it in a web browser.
- /raw - directory of original images
- site-name-raw.zip - archive of original images
Example root directory for DVD:
- Jon Fong firstname.lastname@example.org, re: Grand Isle State Park
- Don and Justin Blancher, re: Perdido Point and others
- USGS contact (via Brenda something) -- asked for formats, now we have 'em!