Graphing the Federation

Mission: to create a set of navigable maps to make it much clearer how all the sites fit together and who is working on what.

As can be seen by Understanding Page History this can be complex, containing differing view points - and maybe realities.

Problem

At the moment we have a lot of sites. It is very hard to keep on top of the information an all these sites and to see what people are working on.

Proposed Solution

I will create some scripts that generate graphic maps, and legend, and lists of sites, that can be embedded in Fedwiki Pages as interactive SVG Image Maps.

Here we examine the utility of hand drawn graphs in concept and wiki navigation and comprehension.

There is currenlty no short term solution for interactive Fedwiki maps. Both standard HTML Image maps and SVG fails to work.

However the problem is that the href links in the SVGs are no longer recognised when they are added to a fedwiki-page. A somewhat ugly get-around is to use images stored on a web server an create HTML Image Maps using the About HTML Plugin.

Client-side image maps were introduced in HTML 3.2, and do not require any special logic to be executed on the server (they are fully client-side). They also do not require any JavaScript - wikipedia

Vega is a visualization grammar, a declarative format for creating, saving and sharing interactive visualization designs.