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PARTHIAN SYSTEMS
Web Development and Mapping Services

Mapping Services

  • Development of Web Pages with specialism in mapping. Add Google Maps, Bing Maps and Ordnance Survey mapping embedded in your web page.
  • GIS Analysis and Development - e.g. QGIS, Ordnance Survey OpenSpace, MapServer, PostGIS Spatial Databases, GoogleMaps - VirtualEarth API, OpenLayers API etc.
  • Is your location hard to find? Consider a custom built Virtual Tour. Your customers can actually see the landmarks that help identify that tricky hidden turning etc. (See Explore Kinneil below).

 

Most of my mapping clients prefer to keep their development a secret. So I'm unable to point you to many of my projects. I support products for the web map product supplier  BlueSky International.

 

Archaeology and Graveyard Mapping Examples

Volunteer Archaeology Map is a prototype system built to demonstrate a range of web mapping features. As part of ongoing development of Fortingall Roots Map Project.

 

Fortingal Graveyard Community Map Website
Fortingal Graveyard Community Map Website

 

 

Mapbase and Open Street Map Data
Mapbox and Open Street Map Data. Display GeoJSON markers. Allowing very accurate mapping way beyond the simplistic Google Maps.
Maps can be edited without any great skill and will appear on the map. 
Markers added by the custom editing tools shown below.

 

Bo'ness War Memorial Community Mapping Project

The examples below show the editing system used by volunteer editors for a project to map the soldiers, sailors and airmen listed on the Bo'ness War Memorial. This map shows where the fallen were buried but also where they were commemorated. Often individuals are mentioned on other graves or plaques in gardens of rememberance or in churches.

Additionally, the system maps where they were wounded or killed in action. With a system to indicate how accurate the location is. Many mapping systems put an X marks the spot even when there is doubt over the actual accuracy of the position. Circles of varying sizes are used to give the viewer a feel for how accurate the information is. Perhaps if they visit a World War 1 battlefield they may uncover evidence to improve the accuracy. This can be fed back to the editors who can adjust the position and reduce the accuracy circle to indicate increased confidence in the data.

Additionally, the system has a Timeline feature. Viewers can play a month by month casualty map of World War 1. 

This project is in development. More data will arrive soon. (Written May 2018 - content expected throughout the summer of 2018).

Visit the Bo'ness War Memorial Website to watch development. Note, only editors can see the edit windows below.

 

Vue based GeoJSON Data Entry
With a few minutes training users can enter specific information for Map markers.
These link to the main website holding detailed information on the marker

 

 

Each Map Product can have its own Data Structure. In this example, a military focused map has Date of Death, Service Number etc.
Accuracy is used here to create different sized circles indicating how sure the user is of the accuracy of the marker.
If more accurate information is determined (perhaps by GPS or field trip) the Accuracy size can be reduced. 
Markers can easily be moved.

 

 

Stylish and powerful data table. Search for, Copy and Delete Database Rows in the browser.

 

Build Your Own Community Mapping Project

Want to know more or start development of your own community mapping project? Perhaps you have an old graveyard project or something completely different. Maybe an ancient orchard, an archaeological site (note that archaeological digs need more precise 3D type mapping), or an historic site which needs a lot of data but has a spatial element.

Get in touch with the links below.

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