Opened 16 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

#49 closed enhancement (invalid)

Remove obsolete metadata item "Map Link"

Reported by: Ivor Williams Owned by: Dominic Hargreaves
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: openguides Version:
Severity: normal Keywords: rdf
Cc:

Description

The "Map Link" field was originally put in as part of the migration from UseModWiki for GrubStreet. This was before the geo coordinates were abstracted out as separate metadata.

As it is, "Map Link" usually does not convey any useful information which does not appear elsewhere in the metadata, and is not present in the RDF, hence cannot be mirrored. The exception to this might be sites that have their own custom "how to get there" page, but these are few and far between, and of limited use.

Each site can generate its own map links by processing the lat/long, OS_X/OS_Y or postcode, into a URL to an external mapping site. We can do much better than this, as is apparent on http://boston.openguides.org.

This could easily be turned into a plugin, or probably just as easily be done in template logic.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 16 years ago by Dominic Hargreaves

I disagree. Custom map links *are* sometimes much more useful than a generic mapping site. If it can't be represented in the current RDF then isn't this just another field to add to a potential custom namespace? Alternatively, we could rethink our mirroring strategy to something that doesn't use RDF?

comment:2 Changed 16 years ago by Earle Martin

Keywords: rdf added

Have to agree with Dom on this - there is definite use for a free text field here - consider for example linking to a special map on the website of a place rather than just a mapping site.

If it can't be represented in the current RDF then isn't this just another field to add to a potential custom namespace?

Absolutely. This is something for me to look into; I suggest it merits a ticket of its own.

comment:3 Changed 16 years ago by Ivor Williams

We already had ticket #26 for this, which I am reopening.

comment:4 Changed 15 years ago by Dominic Hargreaves

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

This report can be closed now I think.

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