We are building an exhibit of county plat maps. Each book is an item in Omeka (2.0.1), and each page of the book is scanned and saved as an individual file attached to the item.
The pages of the books correspond to different areas of the county. We're wondering if there is a way to get the Geolocation plugin to let us map each item file instead of mapping at the item level. This would be useful for users searching for more granular views of the county.
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
That's a good idea for Geolocation, but right now there's not really a way to make it do that.
Thanks for the quick reply, Patrick. I kind of thought that was the case, but figured it couldn't hurt to ask.
As a potential work around, we were thinking about creating a custom Google map for these items:
Is there any way to tell Geolocation to point to a custom map rather than to the default Google map?
We're thinking if we could do that, we could display a map at the item level that has place holders distinct to the individual files attached to that item.
Hope that makes sense. And thanks again for your help!
If you go with the custom Google map route, the easiest thing would probably be to just embed the map in some field for the item, maybe a custom field in Item Type Metadata.
Great suggestion, Patrick. Thanks very much!
I know it's been a while but we're finally at the point where we'd like to embed Google maps into a metadata field at the item level. I've tried adding the embed code to both the description and the relation field using the HTML source editor. Unfortunately, when I save the item, the source editor strips out all of the iframe code that embeds the map. It leaves only code that is not in an iframe.
The full embed code for our maps is:
<iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="https://maps.google.com/?q=http:%2F%2Farchives.uwp.edu%2Fmaps%2F1934Burlington.kmz&t=k&ie=UTF8&ll=42.662234,-88.247728&spn=0.101405,0.117797&output=embed"></iframe>
<small>View Larger Map</small>
Open in Google Earth
Here's an item that has the code: http://archives.uwp.edu/items/show/173
As you can see, the only thing that remains of the embed code are the "view larger maps" and "View in Google Earth" links.
Any thoughts on how or where we could add the iframes to the metadata so that the google maps display within these records?
Thanks for any help,