[sword-devel] Maps, etc

Chris Little sword-devel@crosswire.org
Tue, 10 Dec 2002 13:37:02 -0700 (MST)

On Tue, 10 Dec 2002, David's Mailing List and Spam Receiver wrote:

> I was wondering if there was going to be any support for possibly making 
> modules that contain maps or images or something anytime soon?

Two brief points:

1) Images are handled currently in Sword (the library) but are not dealt 
with in any of the front ends.  Consult the mailing list logs for details.  
It's clean, modular, and uses directories relative to the module path 
along with ThML image tags.  (Currently I think ThML is the only markup we 
support that could handle images.)

There once were some maps for a module, but I think they've disappeared.  
I'll make fixing the Catholic Encyclopedia module and incorporating images 
a priority so we have something to test (as soon as I finish my semester).

2) We don't want bloated GIS libraries or anything like that.  Small is 
good.  We want to remain portable, remember.  But that said, it would be 
nice to add some coordinate capabilties that deal with various 
projections so that we can do overlays, if possible.