This week has been a bit of a frustrating week for work on the digital project. I have made a small amount of progress on the map portion of the Omeka site and was able to download the Annotated Images plugin that Omeka offers. This plugin makes it possible to be able to hover over the image of the map and create textboxes that describe that specific image. I ran into an issue where I was having trouble figuring out how to link the textboxes to my exhibits that I have created, and then after much trial and error I did figure out how to enter HTML coding within the textboxes to create a hyperlink that would take a user to the different exhibit pages from the map. The next issue I have run into now and the issue that I am currently stuck on is the size of the image of the map. The image of the map is pretty small that is displaying on the Omeka site. I am having trouble resizing the image to make it much larger and I would ideally love to make the map large enough to be able to zoom in and out of right on the Omeka site. I know that I could link out to Zoomit, but that plugin does not make the map interactive and I cannot include annotations directly on the map. I am feeling pretty stuck right now, but did receive feedback to try and use the Neatline plugin which I am going to try next. the Omeka site is a bit of a mess as of right now as I am trying to mess around with the design to make it an easier user experience.
Final Digital Project Post
“Map of The Stony Man Region in the Shenandoah National Park” Digital Map This semester has gone by in a flash and I feel like I have gained new digital history skills and gotten a chance to improve on the skills that I learned from previous courses. At the beginning of this semester I had […]