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Here is a tool that some might want to look into.
Zoomifyer....
Simply put this tool is bitmap file tilling tool for Flash that enables large images to be posted on your server without image server software (the likes of ImageServer ect...)
A Flash api is available for development, but my example uses the freebie version.
One of its drawback is the tilling approach which creates a large amount of sub files (and takes forever to upload).

The following link is in fact a 250+ meg ortho mosaic created from 19 digital aerial photos.
edit...the site has been revamped, so the link is no longer available. Sorry. -

(hope my server will hold up to the traffic...and you will be able to see the resolution changes as you zoom in)
I will let you figure out the zooming controls.

oh.. the link to the zoomyfier tool is
http://www.zoomify.com/
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It's been a while since we played guess where the pic is....come on give us a hint. There is a hydro dam....is it local to you?

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Definitely a great tool! I was just recommending it today to one of my former geography professors.

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It's been a while since we played guess where the pic is....come on give us a hint. There is a hydro dam....is it local to you?


Hydro Dam is correct ... somewhere in Canada...
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Its a power station...probably for a mine...somewhere in the Yukon or Northern BC...probably one of those new Diamond mines....

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What about Rumsey's Mr. SID viewer? I guess it helps when you have a few million$$ for development costs...

www.davidrumsey.com

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What about Rumsey's Mr. SID viewer? I guess it helps when you have a few million$$ for development costs...

www.davidrumsey.com


Matthew,

Interesting link,
They seem to use various methods to view their collection. That might confuse their costumers.
Some seem straigh forward, others require downloads (personally I stay away from java based downloads).

Zoomyfier is only a option among many others that I find simple, expandable, inexpensive and user friendly.

Regards, :)
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I used Zoomify about a year and a half ago to put a print map on a clients website.

http://www.windermer.../islandmap2.cfm

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We've been looking at the possibility of using Zoomify for placing some of our maps on the web where currently we are using PDFs. The issue with PDFs that are larger than a 8.5 x11 page is that it requires people to be able to know how to use Adobe Reader to select an area to print. It appears we need to cater to the lowest common denominator of computer user. Zoomify helps with that issue but printing the page view doen't give as crisp an image as those PDFs.
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I learned about Zoomifyer at the NACIS meeting last week (better late than never) and am very impressed by it. The only thing that I am having trouble with is printing -- using various web browsers, images print as blank pages. Does anyone know if printing Zoomifyer images is possible? I would think that the purchasable versions of Zoomifyer must allow this.

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I learned about Zoomifyer at the NACIS meeting last week (better late than never) and am very impressed by it. The only thing that I am having trouble with is printing -- using various web browsers, images print as blank pages. Does anyone know if printing Zoomifyer images is possible? I would think that the purchasable versions of Zoomifyer must allow this.

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If you go to the zoomify.com site and click on the See FULL screen demo option under the aerial photo, a full view of the aerial should appear and you should be able to print via the FLASH interface by right clicking.. and selecting the print option. It worked for me. (Using FireFox). No need to purchase the Flash API.

http://www.zoomify.com/

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Its a power station...probably for a mine...somewhere in the Yukon or Northern BC...probably one of those new Diamond mines....



Nope. It is the Chaudiere Bridge between Gatineau (Qc) and Ottawa (On). You can even see the War Museum.

( I have to leave now. I have a plane to take to Brasil)

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