Reading the Map

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!

A NEW and SIMPLER MAP

will be published at the end of the month!

Click HERE to go to the current INTERACTIVE MAP DASHBOARD

and look at the community introductions posted by K-8 classes from across Canada!

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HOW TO READ THE MAP

 

Step 1:  CLICK on ANY COLOURED DOT

  • The NAME of the community or neighbourhood
  • will open in a white rectangle on the map.

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STEP 2.  READ the ARTIFACT INFORMATION BOX

on the LEFT side of the map screen. 

This artifact information box provides information about the class that uploaded the artifacts, and about the artifacts they have uploaded to introduce their community.

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STEP 3.   CLICK the ENLARGE BUTTON

which is at the top right corner of the Artifact Information Box. 

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This will make the entry open up in FULL SCREEN, making it a lot easier to read!

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STEP 4.  C  heck the UPPER RIGHT CORNER of this full screen

to see how many entries are in this location.  

< 1 of 6 > means there are 6 different entries posted at this location.

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These might be 6 different classes at the same school, or 6 different schools! So look carefully at the top of the information to determine the name of the school.

USE the RIGHT ARROW to click through each different school or class entry.

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STEP 5.    CHECK the BOTTOM of the full screen 

to see how many photographs this class has uploaded.  

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< 1 of 3 > means the class has uploaded 3 photographs for you to see. 

Use the RIGHT ARROW to view their photographs. 

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STEP  6.  LOOK at the LAST LINE OF ARTIFACT INFORMATION

for LINK(S) to any artifacts the class has provided for your viewing.

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STEP  7.   COPY and PASTE ARTIFACT LINK(S) INTO YOUR BROWSER 

to see the videos, slideshows, animations, collections of photographs, audio recordings, etc. the class has shared.

Copy and paste the entire link very carefully!

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Step 7:  USE the ZOOM BUTTON

to zoom in to areas of special interest. 

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PROBLEMS?

 

MANY DOTS HIGHLIGHTED ?

Sometimes clicking on a location will cause a number of dots to be highlighted. This happens when there are more than one artifact located in the same area. 

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.USE THE ZOOM BUTTON to zoom in closer and to see each location separately.

In this case, there are still 5 different locations highlighted. Notice that the artifact information box and the community name box both say < 1 of 8 >

This means there are 8 different artifact entries at these 5 locations.

One of the locations has uploaded more than one artifact!

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If you zoom in closer and click on a specific location, the map will tell you if there are more than one entry at this same location.

Below, you can that Squamish BC has 3 separate entries.

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