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Feature #22643

integration of the article 12 trend map images into the viewing tool

Added by Mikael Baudet-Maze about 3 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Category:
ART12
Start date:
2015-01-23
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:

Description

First maps have been produced already by Manuel (Geoville).
Please see the attached image for a first example.

It needs to be clarified how the maps will be integrated into the online viewer.
Which size, format, colours, final image name, ... ?

A074.png (372 KB) A074.png Mikael Baudet-Maze, 2015-01-23 15:05
A074.png (383 KB) A074.png Anonymous, 2015-01-23 15:17
Symbol_for_ART12_static_maps.pptx (1.51 MB) Symbol_for_ART12_static_maps.pptx Anonymous, 2015-02-16 12:00
A061_winter.svg (3.96 MB) A061_winter.svg Manuel Loehnertz, 2015-03-06 16:14
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History

#1 Updated by Anonymous about 3 years ago

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There is allready an update of the map:

#2 Updated by Mette Palitzsch Lund about 3 years ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • Assignee changed from Mette Palitzsch Lund to Anonymous

@Mette,Søren
Just a small change regarding the file name convention.

The Art 12 viewing tool is http://bd.eionet.europa.eu/article12/summary. (Mikael, please correct if this is not the case.)

@Søren
Maximum three maps will be presented for each species
1) "Map": interactive map with the species distribution (done)
2) "EU map of breeding population trend": this will be a static map like the updated attached example
3) "EU map of winter population trend": this will be a static map like the updated attached example

  1. I assume that EdW will do the integration of the static maps into the viewing tool? If yes, the following questions could be moved to Alex E.
  2. Which file name convention should be applied?
    Proposal: [species_code] [trend_type] [season]
  3. Is png format in the provided resolution good for web integration (I ask for eps format below for print purposes.)

It would be good to integrate the example map as a test to see if the legend information provided works well when embedded in the viewing tool.

@Manuel
The updated map is good.
The legend should be slightly rearranged:
  • Title: Replace "Legend" with "Milvus milvus (A074), breeding population"
  • Reorder "EU Member States" and "Outside data coverage" categories (most important first)
  • Remove the Sea category
  • Move the "EU Member States" and "Outside data coverage" categories to the buttom of the legend (they are the least important categories)

The final maps should be delivered in eps format, 300 dpi. This format ensures that future requests for maps to go into printed reports are covered. Also a second lower resolution 'easy-view' format should be provided, as you already did - let's see what the developers ask (see above).

#3 Updated by Mette Palitzsch Lund about 3 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Anonymous to Mikael Baudet-Maze

@Mikael,
Please add Søren to the list of reporters. I would like to reassign this ticket to him.

#4 Updated by Mikael Baudet-Maze about 3 years ago

Hi Mette, Søren should be in the list now.

#5 Updated by Mikael Baudet-Maze about 3 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Mikael Baudet-Maze to Mette Palitzsch Lund

#6 Updated by Søren Roug about 3 years ago

Mette Palitzsch Lund wrote:

  1. I assume that EdW will do the integration of the static maps into the viewing tool? If yes, the following questions could be moved to Alex E.
  2. Which file name convention should be applied?
    Proposal: [species_code] [trend_type] [season]

This will create a flat structure. If the maps are to be stored in the BD server, then [season]/[trend_type]/[species_code].png would be better.

  1. Is png format in the provided resolution good for web integration (I ask for eps format below for print purposes.)

Yes, normally PNG is preferred.

I would prefer to involve Mauro as he is now in my group.

#7 Updated by Mette Palitzsch Lund about 3 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Mette Palitzsch Lund to Mauro Michielon

@Mauro,
We are wondering what is the best way of making several hundreds of static maps a available from the Birds viewing tool?

#8 Updated by Mauro Michielon about 3 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Mauro Michielon to Mette Palitzsch Lund

we might want to give a try with SVG documents: starting from mxd, svg can be created programmatically:
http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#//00s30000002z000000

This will help the integration in the web, while keeping an excellent compatibility with the publishing exercises.
SVG dump operation is already integrated in Daviz objects.

#9 Updated by Mette Palitzsch Lund about 3 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Mette Palitzsch Lund to Anonymous

@Manuel,
Please see Mauro's comment below and my comments in #note-2. We can discuss further with Mauro about formats and name conventions tomorrow afternoon from Paris.

Approximately, how many maps will eventually be produced? I see in the db there are 578 species/subpopulations, but some will have two maps while others will have none -?

#10 Updated by Anonymous about 3 years ago

  • SVG format is NO problem - I have to know the final size of the map (svg-image) - (I have allready changed the script to svg&png)
  • the number of maps: The final database is not finished yet. The number of one species depend on the parameter: breeding/winter, ...
    --> In the moment I´m not know how many maps will be produced.

#11 Updated by Mikael Baudet-Maze about 3 years ago

Hi Mette,
we also have a few additional comments regarding the symbols to be used but maybe it should be discussed tomorrow.

The dataset we prepared contains records for 695 images at that stage (506 ones for breeding, 189 for winter).

#12 Updated by Anonymous about 3 years ago

@Mikael:

I updated the maps and put two examples in the following PPT. Please insert your comments in the ppt.

#13 Updated by Mikael Baudet-Maze about 3 years ago

Thanks Manuel,
It might be easier if I clearly share our comments about the previous images first.

Regarding the symbols that are used for the maps, these are our proposals:
1.They should provide the same overall perception as those used on BirdLife's printed maps, as shown in previously communicated document regarding trend maps description
2.Present and Extinct symbols should be the smallest ones, with a thinner border
3.All other symbols should have a higher scale ratio between their heights and their widths (the differences are too small for adjacent sizes ones, and biggest ones are not large enough)
4.The Unknown trend symbol should be represented with a plain rectangle now (it will be distinguished from the Stable one using specific colors instead)
5.Foreground and backgound colors used for trend symbols should match those defined in the viewing tool

Regarding the image title with the bird name and season, the species code should be removed. As an example, it would become "Milvus milvus, breeding population".

Regarding the file basename, it should be prefixed by the season code ("B_A074").

Hi Mette,
From what I understood, these images might also be used later for the factsheets. Maybe the titles should be removed from the images and provided externally then ?

#14 Updated by Marek STARON about 3 years ago

  • Assignee set to Manuel Loehnertz

#15 Updated by Mette Palitzsch Lund about 3 years ago

As promised during the days in Copenhagen, I confirm that all comments from my side has been dealt with. Mikael and Manuel also clarified between them. The maps can now be produced.

@Manuel
Please let us know in case not all is clear.

#16 Updated by Manuel Loehnertz about 3 years ago

@all

I updated the maps. You can open the example map in your browser (*.svg-format).

the file name I can change to:
W_A061.svg; A061_W.svg --> what you prefer?

#17 Updated by Mette Palitzsch Lund about 3 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Manuel Loehnertz to Mikael Baudet-Maze

My immediate preference is to have the code first, as you did:
A061_winter.svg
I see Mikael gave the opposite instruction in #note-13.

Please let Mikael/Sabine decide. They will be more frequent users than me.

#18 Updated by Mette Palitzsch Lund about 3 years ago

Mikael Baudet-Maze wrote:

From what I understood, these images might also be used later for the factsheets. Maybe the titles should be removed from the images and provided externally then ?

It is good to keep the name visible inside the file. The best solution would have been to replace the "Legend:" with "Latin name, B/W population", but Manuel says it is not possible to do in a visually nice way - automatically. Some bird names are very long.

@Mikael,
I'm not part of the fact sheet creation. Please check if you need another set of files without species name/pop below the map. It is not problem for Manuel to run the process twice now.

#19 Updated by Mikael Baudet-Maze about 3 years ago

Files named with the code first are fine too.

#20 Updated by Mikael Baudet-Maze over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Closed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

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