Place names

Anselm Lingnau

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Jim Healy wrote:

> To get back on topic, Anselm has offered to put up the map of place names
> in dances. How will that map deal with multiple references eg
> Perth/Perthshire (approximately a dozen dances) or Aberdeen
> (including/excluding Bon Accord)?

For the dozen dances about Perth I would pop up one of those cute Google Maps
bubbles with a dozen links into DanceData :^) If there were more than a dozen
for the same place, the bubble could just link to a automatically generated
list on a separate page, or include a scrolling list (one gets to use HTML
inside those bubbles).

The data will go into a database at my end, and we can slice and dice it every
which way. For example, if there is a »geographic« record for a dance there
might be a corresponding link on that dance's DanceData page, so you don't
have to start with the map, but could, by looking at the database, find that
there is, say, a village called »Bedrule« and where it is. Hey, for that
matter the page could link to Google Earth for you if you have that. It's not
exactly rocket science.

If you want to see this come about, do keep the references coming.

> A related problem is that I have calculated roughly that to complete
> Anselm's little form for all the places within a fifty mile radius of
> Perth, working a standard 35 hour week, should not take more than two man
> years :) Indeed, at that rate, the signposts on A9 between Perth to
> Pitlochry should take about three months especially if you go further off
> it than, say, Dowally or Tulliemet :)

Well then, get to it, Jim. You have your whole life in front of you :^)

Anselm
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