HOW THIS WEB PAGE WAS PRODUCED
The use of an engine which processes data in standard formats to create web content means that a website can be
as data is added. This supports collaborative development of historical websites,
with people from different
specialties and expertise providing the data for their domain.
- To produce the map, geographic data in ESRI's
was converted to the vector-based
Macromedia Flash format.
Flash is very compact (meaning rapid download), provides practically infinite resolution (zoomability),
and supports animation, interactivity, and integration with other web technologies.
- Except for the map, the data presented in the left window was formulated using the
Resource Description Framework (RDF).
RDF is the XML-based web language at the heart of the
Semantic Web Project, whose aim is to add
computer-readable semantic descriptions of real world objects and events
to the realm of web content.
- Our RDF-based constraint engine generated the website automatically.
The inputs were shapefile and RDF data which were processed and integrated with HTML and
See our technology section