Antiquity À-la-carte 2.0

October 31, 2012 in News, Updates

Antiquity À-la-carte 2.0

The Ancient World Mapping Center is pleased to release version 2.0 of the Antiquity à la Carte application. Version 1.0 appeared in spring 2012 and served as a proof of concept for the mapping application. The application, engineered by Ryan Horne, provides the user with a map base that can be populated by drawing on the collective databases of the Ancient World Mapping Center and the Pleiades Project. The new version, more fully featured, offers the user a range of new capabilities, including:

  • The option of saving data sets assembled using the application and that of uploading data to the map (.json).
  • Options for both printing and exporting the map created using the application; combining the export functionality with the ‘numbered features’ option provides an ideal template for a map-based quiz or examination.
  • Version 2.0 makes extensive use of linked data opportunities by connecting to the Pleiades Project and participating in the linked data initiatives of the Pelagios Project. For Pleiades community editors and members, editing of Pleaides can happen directly by means of this interactive feature of the application.
  • Version 2.0 offers an updated visual interface and site layout.
  • Version 2.0 allows other websites to communicate directly with the application using .json objects or text parameters in the url.
  • Version 2.0 allows the user to create a range of line work, polygons, and shading that then appear in the exported version.

These are but a few of the new features offered by Antiquity à la Carte 2.0. We encourage feedback from members of the community who use the application – your comments will help AWMC improve the application. Users can also become registered members of this site and thus be able to closely follow the discussion and receive word of further updates.

AWMC is especially grateful to the invaluable assistance provided by our colleague Joe Ryan of UNC ITS Research Computing.


6 responses to Antiquity À-la-carte 2.0

  1. difficult to measure distance on map. sorry my english not good i hope you understand.

    • Atif,

      Could you describe a bit more the problems you are having with the distance measurement tool? If you tell us a bit more, we can try to help you use this aspect of the map tools on the application.

  2. but generally your program super. congratulations.

  3. Greetings,

    Thank you for this wonderful resource. I am hoping to incorporate maps generated by Antiquity À-la-carte for my commentary on Nepos’ Life of Hannibal in the Dickinson College Commentaries series. Unfortunately, for the last several days, whenever I attempt to print within the application (file > print), after a brief pause during which the “Creating .pdf file…” dialog box appears, I receive the following prompt: “Print Error: The Serve Returned an exception.” I have tried printing in Safari and Chrome, with the same result. Any help or information about this feature would be greatly appreciated.

    With thanks,

    Bret Mulligan

    • Thanks for bringing this to our attention! The print server software is sometimes a little bit finicky (specifically the MapFish component) and occasionally requires a restart / reboot from our end. This is probably the case here- I will let you know as soon as we get everything back up.

    • Ok, we restarted everything and it should be ready to go!

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