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One-Page Multimedia Interactive Map

Construction Technologies Institute, National Research Council of Italy, 70124 Bari, Italy
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Academic Editors: Bert Veenendaal, Maria Antonia Brovelli, Serena Coetzee, Peter Mooney and Wolfgang Kainz
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2017, 6(2), 34;
Received: 27 September 2016 / Revised: 16 January 2017 / Accepted: 18 January 2017 / Published: 24 January 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Web/Cloud Based Mapping and Geoinformation)
The relevance of local knowledge in cultural heritage is by now acknowledged. It helps to determine many community-based projects by identifying the material to be digitally maintained in multimedia collections provided by communities of volunteers, rather than for-profit businesses or government entities. Considering that the search and browsing of texts, images, video, and 3D models related to places is more essential than using a simple text-based search, an interactive multimedia map was implemented in this study. The map, which is loaded on a single HyperText Markup Language (HTML) page using AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML), with a client-side control mechanism utilising jQuery components that are both freely available and ad-hoc developed, is updated according to user interaction. To simplify the publication of geo-referenced information, the application stores all the data in a Geographic JavaScript Object Notation (GeoJSON) file rather than in a database. The multimedia contents—associated with the selected Points of Interest (PoIs)—can be selected through text search and list browsing as well as by viewing their previews one by one in a sequence all together in a scrolling window (respectively: “Table”, “Folder”, and “Tile” functions). PoIs—visualised on the map with multi-shape markers using a set of unambiguous colours—can be filtered through their categories and types, accessibility status and timeline, thus improving the system usability. The map functions are illustrated using data collected in a Comenius project. Notes on the application software and architecture are also presented in this paper. View Full-Text
Keywords: Single-Page Application; model view controller; multimedia; mapping; VGI Single-Page Application; model view controller; multimedia; mapping; VGI
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Maiellaro, N.; Varasano, A. One-Page Multimedia Interactive Map. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2017, 6, 34.

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