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A simple method for serving Web hypermaps with dynamic database drill-down.

Boulos MN, Roudsari AV, Carson ER - Int J Health Geogr (2002)

Bottom Line: WebView, the Internet extension to ArcView, publishes HealthCyberMap ArcView Views as Web client-side imagemaps.This paper describes HealthCyberMap simple, low-cost method for "patching" WebView to serve hypermaps with dynamic database drill-down functionality on the Web.CONCLUSION: The authors believe their map serving approach as adopted in HealthCyberMap has been very successful, especially in cases when only map attribute data change without a corresponding effect on map appearance.

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Affiliation: Centre for Measurement and Information in Medicine, School of Informatics, City University, London EC1V 0HB, UK. M.Nabih-Kamel-Boulos@city.ac.uk

ABSTRACT
BACKGROUND: HealthCyberMap http://healthcybermap.semanticweb.org aims at mapping parts of health information cyberspace in novel ways to deliver a semantically superior user experience. This is achieved through "intelligent" categorisation and interactive hypermedia visualisation of health resources using metadata, clinical codes and GIS. HealthCyberMap is an ArcView 3.1 project. WebView, the Internet extension to ArcView, publishes HealthCyberMap ArcView Views as Web client-side imagemaps. The basic WebView set-up does not support any GIS database connection, and published Web maps become disconnected from the original project. A dedicated Internet map server would be the best way to serve HealthCyberMap database-driven interactive Web maps, but is an expensive and complex solution to acquire, run and maintain. This paper describes HealthCyberMap simple, low-cost method for "patching" WebView to serve hypermaps with dynamic database drill-down functionality on the Web. RESULTS: The proposed solution is currently used for publishing HealthCyberMap GIS-generated navigational information maps on the Web while maintaining their links with the underlying resource metadata base. CONCLUSION: The authors believe their map serving approach as adopted in HealthCyberMap has been very successful, especially in cases when only map attribute data change without a corresponding effect on map appearance. It should be also possible to use the same solution to publish other interactive GIS-driven maps on the Web, e.g., maps of real world health problems.

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Screenshot of ArcView "Field Definition" dialogue box Screenshot of ArcView "Field Definition" dialogue box which is used to add a new field to an existing table and define its properties. In this screenshot, the properties of the HotLink field are shown. The field is defined as "String." It can hold up to 255 character (the maximum allowed for this type in ArcView) and is used to store Internet addresses (URIs).
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Figure 19: Screenshot of ArcView "Field Definition" dialogue box Screenshot of ArcView "Field Definition" dialogue box which is used to add a new field to an existing table and define its properties. In this screenshot, the properties of the HotLink field are shown. The field is defined as "String." It can hold up to 255 character (the maximum allowed for this type in ArcView) and is used to store Internet addresses (URIs).

Mentions: The authors used the basic World map dataset that ships with ArcView GIS 3.1 as a project example (world.apr), and added a HotLink field to the "Countries ('98)" table (Figures 19 and 20). This field was associated with the HotLink mouse event in WebView wizard when the authors generated HCM World Map for the Web. Clicking a country on HCM World Map (on the Web) will launch the appropriate country query to retrieve only those resources authored in and/or published in the clicked country. Query results will always reflect the latest updates carried on the metadata base without the need to change any code.


A simple method for serving Web hypermaps with dynamic database drill-down.

Boulos MN, Roudsari AV, Carson ER - Int J Health Geogr (2002)

Screenshot of ArcView "Field Definition" dialogue box Screenshot of ArcView "Field Definition" dialogue box which is used to add a new field to an existing table and define its properties. In this screenshot, the properties of the HotLink field are shown. The field is defined as "String." It can hold up to 255 character (the maximum allowed for this type in ArcView) and is used to store Internet addresses (URIs).
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Figure 19: Screenshot of ArcView "Field Definition" dialogue box Screenshot of ArcView "Field Definition" dialogue box which is used to add a new field to an existing table and define its properties. In this screenshot, the properties of the HotLink field are shown. The field is defined as "String." It can hold up to 255 character (the maximum allowed for this type in ArcView) and is used to store Internet addresses (URIs).
Mentions: The authors used the basic World map dataset that ships with ArcView GIS 3.1 as a project example (world.apr), and added a HotLink field to the "Countries ('98)" table (Figures 19 and 20). This field was associated with the HotLink mouse event in WebView wizard when the authors generated HCM World Map for the Web. Clicking a country on HCM World Map (on the Web) will launch the appropriate country query to retrieve only those resources authored in and/or published in the clicked country. Query results will always reflect the latest updates carried on the metadata base without the need to change any code.

Bottom Line: WebView, the Internet extension to ArcView, publishes HealthCyberMap ArcView Views as Web client-side imagemaps.This paper describes HealthCyberMap simple, low-cost method for "patching" WebView to serve hypermaps with dynamic database drill-down functionality on the Web.CONCLUSION: The authors believe their map serving approach as adopted in HealthCyberMap has been very successful, especially in cases when only map attribute data change without a corresponding effect on map appearance.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Centre for Measurement and Information in Medicine, School of Informatics, City University, London EC1V 0HB, UK. M.Nabih-Kamel-Boulos@city.ac.uk

ABSTRACT
BACKGROUND: HealthCyberMap http://healthcybermap.semanticweb.org aims at mapping parts of health information cyberspace in novel ways to deliver a semantically superior user experience. This is achieved through "intelligent" categorisation and interactive hypermedia visualisation of health resources using metadata, clinical codes and GIS. HealthCyberMap is an ArcView 3.1 project. WebView, the Internet extension to ArcView, publishes HealthCyberMap ArcView Views as Web client-side imagemaps. The basic WebView set-up does not support any GIS database connection, and published Web maps become disconnected from the original project. A dedicated Internet map server would be the best way to serve HealthCyberMap database-driven interactive Web maps, but is an expensive and complex solution to acquire, run and maintain. This paper describes HealthCyberMap simple, low-cost method for "patching" WebView to serve hypermaps with dynamic database drill-down functionality on the Web. RESULTS: The proposed solution is currently used for publishing HealthCyberMap GIS-generated navigational information maps on the Web while maintaining their links with the underlying resource metadata base. CONCLUSION: The authors believe their map serving approach as adopted in HealthCyberMap has been very successful, especially in cases when only map attribute data change without a corresponding effect on map appearance. It should be also possible to use the same solution to publish other interactive GIS-driven maps on the Web, e.g., maps of real world health problems.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus