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At the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) here in Texas we have a new website for viewing our maps in PDF format. The site is located at http://maps.lcra.org . I am interested in any thoughts on this site. I am also interested in seeing how other organizations are distributing their maps.

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Rich,

I like the site. It's easy to use, and puts everything out there quickly.

With the Marine Corps Installations, we have an Intranet site, with a 'Map Gallery'. Within this gallery, we plan to have the maps divided by series (or topics), along with the basic information that you list - title, description, size. We will make the maps available via PDF for ease of distribution.

We are using SharePoint for our web development. I'll try to get a screenshot together soon.
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David,

We used Visual Studio .NET to make this application. I am interested to see what you have done with SharePoint. Looking forward to seeing your screenshot.

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Looks simple and nice, and it is not hard to use. You could of course add much more functionality, but one thing I think would be really useful is a web graphic preview, between thumbnail and pdf-file. Like a screen size png that you can view quickly.

You might be interested in the repository that me and my colleagues have set up for our maps - we have developed it from scratch, and there is a web interface for managing the entries and their metadata.

For visitors, it is possible to view graphics by keyword, free text search, by collection/publication and by geographic search (region).

Check it out:
Maps and Graphics on environment and sustainable development, from the UN Environment Programme UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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http://nordpil.com/
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Frax,

Thanks for the comments. I'd have to change some database architecture to incorporate the screen sized PNGs. It might be worth looking into though.

I really like your site... added it to my bookmarks.

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Very nice, Rich. Clean design and couldn't be easier to use.
My only nit pick would be to increase the size of the selection box by 2 pts.

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Chris,

I will experiment with the point size of the selection box the next time I edit the interface. There is definitely room.
Thanks for the comments.

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Chris,

I did increase the point size on the selection box and you are right. It does look much better!

Rich




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