Website regional map & Disease Team slideshow

Hi Scott,

Great you found some native extensions.

Just be sure whatever solution you consider preserves the photo credit and caption, as the disease task team was keen on that.

We’ve struggled with that issue in the past – at the depth J.D. and I had time to research the problem, we never found a way of preserving and publishing the descriptive metadata (other than what’s machine readable in the alternative text tags), and that was a sore spot for people who worked hard to obtain photographs of species and then weren’t visibly credited (This is why most of the images of animals on the site are from J.D., who works hard to find animals but is generous in sharing his work without concern for obvious credit).

Because of this problem with metadata, and the specific request from the disease task team to preserve the metadata for display, I never uploaded images from the Flickr album to the site, instead relying on Flickr and the Flickrit hack to preserve and display the metadata.

The images we did upload for the project (pictures of the task team members) are here:


I never worked on the clickable map for the PARC regions, that might be something Daconia set up.

You’re talking about this right?

Unless you can get a more simplistic, higher resolution image from Priya, I’d shy away from using the JPEG she sent.

My thinking is it’ll probably be difficult to interact with the clickable map on a small screen, like a smartphone’s.

I haven’t made an image map in a long time.

If you have the coding skills or time to figure it out (I have neither), you might consider this:

Which linked to this example:

Itself linked from this discussion:

A scalable vector graphic would probably be handy:

Which unfortunately does not have the caribbean, but perhaps you could merge them?

Anyway. Just another take on the image map.


On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 9:50 AM, Scott Hove <impudicus> wrote:


Tanner: I was wondering if all the images the Disease Task Team want for their page’s slideshow are already imported into Joomla’s media folder. I have found a few native slideshow extensions I believe will work well…the functionality needed seems simple enough and there are several good candidates.

Tanner and JD: I was wondering if either of you helped implement the interactive/linking regional map on the Locate page. I see the map images in the media folder, but cannot find/access the module that houses them. I see a module entitled “Maps,” but this module appears to have user-level restrictions in place. The module is locked to me.

I believe that, with some graphic enhancement and cloning, I can generate the necessary image files to revamp the hoverable map utilizing the updated map Priya provided. If either of you has insights into how the original was produced, I would be greatly indebted.

Thanks again for all your support.

Scott Hove

11 Tom Brown Road

Black Mountain NC 28711




About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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