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Tray views

This tutorial is available in both video and text/image format.

Tray Views are different templates for standard pages on your map.

There are two types:  Introduction and Help. You can only have one of each.

Here is the tray view dashboard:

A screenshot of the tray dashboard

Click New Tray View to create a tray.

Introductory Tray View

The introductory page is your map’s home screen, the first thing your visitors will see when they explore the map. This is where you’ll write your introduction to your map, highlight taxonomies, records, and quick starts. 

This is how it looks in the dashboard:

A screenshot of the tray view/introduction/content section in the admin dashboard.

  • Type the title into the Title Text Box and the content in the box below.

Here’s how to create highlighted taxonomy terms:

  • Give your highlighted taxonomy term a title and description by typing in the text boxes.
  • Pick the taxonomy term from the available listed one below. These are listed next to their overarching taxonomy.

A screenshot of the tray view/introduction/content highlighted record section in the admin dashboard.

Here’s how to highlight records and quick starts:

  • Name your highlighted records in the Highlighted Records Title text box
  • Click the Records text box below. This will create a drop down menu which will then display available records.
  • Click the records you would like to highlight.
  • Repeat this process with the quick start options.

Here is how a completed introductory tray view looks on the map:

A screenshot of the Mapping Memory introductory Tray View

Help Tray View

The help page is a handy, in-map repository of useful tips and information. Scroll down for generic Humap Help & Guidance text.

Here is how it looks in the dashboard:

A screenshot of the tray view/help/content section in the admin dashboard.

  • Type the title into the Title Text Box and the content in the box below.

Here is how this page looks on the map:

A screenshot of Mapping Memory's guide/help page

 

Help & guidance

Introduction
Welcome to Humap! On this page you can find all of the information you will need to explore the interactive map.
If you create your own Humap instance you can also copy and paste this text on to your own instance. Make sure you edit it to be relevant to your project!
You can find video guides to using Humap here.
You can also download the user-guide here. The user-guide is perfect if you need a summary of the instructions that can be shown and given to others.
In this guide, you can find instructions on:
  • What’s on the map?
  • Navigating the map
  • Browsing
  • Highlighted content
  • Finding and using overlays
  • Finding and and trails
  • Using search terms and taxonomies
  • Using text search
  • How to create your own records
  • How to create your own collections
  • How to create your own projects
What’s on the map?
There are four types of content on Humap:
  • Records are the most common type of content on the map. These can be stories, events, images, videos – text – anything, really. Every black pin on the map represents one record, and every white circle with a number in the centre represents the number of records shown in the centre.
  • Collections are made from groups of records with a common theme. They don’t have pins on the map, but the records they are made of do.
  • Overlays are either historical maps or data that lies on top of the base map. Humap has over 400 of these, and they are represented on the map by a blue pin with an illustration of a square overlaying another square.
  • Trails are walkable series of records that you can explore online or in person. Their pins are green with an illustration of a map pin with a route.
  • Journeys and timelines tell the stories of long journeys over time.
    Items on the map are then tagged with taxonomies and categories. When you search for things using the search menu, you can select any number of these pre-existing terms to find relevant information.

Navigating the map
You can manually move the map around to change what you can see. This is called zooming and panning.

  • To zoom in, click on the plus icon on the top right-hand corner of the map, and click the minus icon to zoom out again. The results shown in the tray will then change, returning results for the new area.
  • To pan the map around, move your cursor onto a section of map without a pin and left click. You can then drag the map around in any direction and the results tray on the left will change accordingly.
Click here to watch the video tutorial for finding and searching for content on Humap.How to browse
The browse function of the map is great for when you want to find content in a particular area, and also for when you just want to explore the map to see what grabs your eye. All types of content can be returned and the results are based on the section of the map that is visible on the right side of your screen.

  1. From the map home screen, click the compass icon in the toolbar at the top of the information tray. This will take you to the browsing screen.
  2. The information tray will fill up with records, collections, and overlays based on the map.
  3. You can scroll through the tray to look at its contents.
  4. You can also pan and zoom around the map, changing what results are returned.

Highlighted content

The Humap team have a range of curated highlighted categories and quickstarts on the maps home page.
How to find highlighted content:
  1. On the map home screen there are three headings: highlighted categories, highlighted records, and highlighted quickstarts.
  2. If you see a topic or record you are interested in, click the box or button the text or image is on to go to its dedicated page.

Finding and using overlays

How to find overlays:
  1. To specifically browse overlays, click on the middle icon that looks like a square overlaying another square.
  2. You can then scroll through the results in the tray.
How to use overlays:
  1. To see an overlay on the map, click on its preview image to go to its page.
  2. You can then click Use this overlay, in a button under the overlay image
  3. The map will then appear on top of the base map.
  4. Click Hide Pins in the top right corner to make it easier to see
  5. To use the overlay tools, click the show overlay tools button at the bottom of the map.
  6. Click the eye icon to make this overlay invisible.
  7. Click the target next to it to centre the overlay in the middle of the base map
  8. Use the slide to toggle how transparent the overlay is
  9. When you’re done, click the use this overlay button again to deselect it.
Finding and using trails:
How to find trails:
  1. To see trails, click on the icon in the toolbar that looks like a map pin with a route.
  2. You can then browse trails, and get a closer look at any that interest you.
How to use trails:
  1. Click Start trail to see the records that make up the trail.
  2. Click Next or Prev to cycle through them.
  3. Click Quit Trail to quit.

Using search terms and taxonomies

  1. To get to the search screen click the magnifying glass in the toolbar.
  2. Click the boxes that are relevant to your interests.  For example, if you wanted to find information about Islington and Camden, and Politics & Government, Imagined & Future London, and Health and Welfare, you could click on those options For more detailed categories, click the downwards arrow next to the descriptive text in the buttons. A pop-up menu will appear with more specific tickboxes.
  3. Scroll down to decide which types of content you would like returned. A default search will return records, collections, overlays, and trails. If you do not want a certain type of content returned, click the box next to it to deselect that content type.
  4. Do you want results for the whole map, or just the part visible? On a default search, results will be returned for the entire map. Click the button to change that to just the visible parts of the map.
  5. When you have clicked all of the things you are interested in, click on the Search button at the bottom of the information tray.
  6. Your results will be returned in the information tray and you can then scroll to see your results.
  7. To return to the search page, click Search Again in the top right-hand corner of the information tray, or click on the magnifying glass in the toolbar.
  8. Click Clear Your Search in the top right hand corner to return all of the boxes to their defaults.

Using text search

You can also use the text bar at the top of the search screen to look for your own search terms – either in tandem with the pre-existing ones, or independently.

Here’s how it works:

  1. To just use the text box, type your query into the box and either press Enter on your keyboard or scroll to the bottom of the tray and press Search.
  2. To use the textbox and the categories, type in your query and then all the categories that interest you.
  3. Example: if you wanted to know about Religion and Worship in the Edwardian era Croydon and Enfield, you could click “Religion and Worship”, “Croydon”, “Enfield”, and then type “Edwardian era” into the search bar (and press Enter!).
  4. For another example, if you wanted to find the Charles Booth poverty map, you could:
  • Go to the overlays tab – but there are over 400 maps on Humap, and it would take ages to scroll through them all.
  • Go to the search bar and type in “Booth” – but lots of content on Humap has the word “Booth”, so that would also take ages
  • OR, you could type “Booth” in the search box, and then scroll down and deselect “Records”, “Collections”, and “Trails”, so that only overlays with the word “Booth” are returned.
User-generated content
This section is all about how you can add to the map. Here you can find instructions on:
  • How to make records.
  • How to make collections.
  • How to make projects (a space for you to collaborate with other users. You can only add records that you or your collaborator(s) has/have made into the project).
All of the tutorials for user-generated content can be found here.Anyone can add to the map, but you will need to make a (free!) Humap account first.

  1. Load the homepage for Humap (the screen before the map).
  2. In the top right corner is a person icon, with two options next to it: Log In, and Sign Up.
  3. Click Sign up.
  4. All Humap needs is your name, an email, and a password. Follow the instructions on the page to create your account.
You can also:
  1. Go onto the map home page and click the plus (+) button in the top right of the information tray.
  2. This will take you to a sign in screen with the option to create an account. Follow the instructions above.
Now that you have a Humap account you can add to the map!
How to make records:
    1. From the map home page, click the plus icon in the top right corner of the information tray. If you’re not logged in, you’ll need to log in now.
    2. That will take you to the contribution home screen. The three types of content are represented in three text boxes. Click New Record.
    3. You are now on an introductory page. When you’ve read it, click Begin. At any point in this process you can save a draft and exit, return to the previous screen, or delete your record.
4. Page 1/9: The first thing Humap needs is a location for your pin. Type a place-name or postcode into the text box on the map. When the map zooms in on that area click the location for your record.
    5. Clicking will drop a red pin. Click it again to deselect, or click somewhere else to move the pin.
    6. When you’ve located your record, click Next.
    7. Page 2/9:  Your record needs a title and some content. The title goes in the first box – try and give it something interesting and descriptive to help it stand out on the map.
    8. The content goes in the text box below. There are several different options for formatting your text, including bold/italics/underline, links, quotations, and more. Use regular paragraph breaks if your record is text-heavy!
    9. When you’re ready, click Next.
    10. Page 3/9: Does your record have visual material? On this page you can add images and videos. There are three ways of doing this:
        – The first way is to add a video by copy and pasting its URL into the URL box. To do this, go to the webpage you want to link to, and highlight the URL in the address box at the top of the screen. Click Ctrl+C on a PC or Cmd+C on a Mac, or right click and then Copy.  Come back to your record screen and click the empty URL text box Press either Ctrl+V or Cmd+V, or right click Paste to paste it into the url box.
        – The second is to click Browse Files, find the file you wish to upload, and either press enter or press upload.
– The third way is to drag and drop a file into the box. To do this, open your file browser, click the file you wish to upload, and drag it over to the box and drop it.

    11. Page 4/9: To add dates, click on the drop down menu and selecting the day, month, and year. ​​Approximates are fine, and end dates are particularly useful for records of events that are over or places that may no longer exist.

    12. Page 5/9: If you have an active project you can add this record to it now. Click the tick box next to the project.

13. Page 6/9: On this page you can add links. To do this copy and paste the URL into the URL box. Name the link in the box above the URL bar.

14. Page 7/9: Click on the appropriate tickboxes for your record, defining it by place and subject and making it searchable.
– For more specific subcategories click the downwards arrows on the tickboxes.

15. Page 8/9: Add any final attributions or credits to your record by typing in the text box.
– It is is extremely important that you cite your sources and credit anyone whose work you have used.
16. Page 9/9: Your record is complete. You can save and exit, go back to previous screens, and delete your record if you want to. If you think your record is ready, click Publish. 

17. Your record is now published! From your records screen you can view your record, and if you scroll down to the bottom there are options to:

        – Add it to a collection
        – Unpublish it
        – Edit it
        – Give feedback
        – Share it on social media/email

How to make collections:
    1. From the map home page, click the plus icon in the top right corner of the information tray. If you’re not logged in, you’ll need to log in now
2. That will take you to the contribution home screen. The three types of content are represented in three text boxes. Click New Collection.
    3. You are now on an introductory page. When you’ve read it, click Begin.
        – At any point in this process you can save a draft and exit, return to the previous screen, or delete your record.

    4. Page 1/5: The title goes in the first box. Try and give it something interesting and descriptive to help it stand out on the map.
5. The content goes in the text box below. There are several different options for formatting your text, including bold/italics/underline, links, quotations, and more.
– Top tip: Use regular paragraph breaks if your record is text-heavy.
6. When you’ve named and described your collection, click Next.
    7. Page 2/5: On this page, you can add an image cover for your collection of records.
8. Click Browse files, then select the image you would like to upload. Press Enter, or click open or upload depending on your machine. You can only pick one cover image, so pick one that’s eye-catching and interesting.9. Page 3/5: You’ll only see this page if you have some projects active on your account, so if you don’t see a page titled Assign to a project skip this step.
10. If you do have projects active, click the box next to the project to add this collection to that project. There isn’t a limit on projects you can add it to, and if you change your mind you can click the box again to deselect. You can also remove it from the project after you have published the collection.

     11. Page 4/5: Now it’s time to add some records to your collection. Use the search bar to find the records you want to add, or click more search options to look at pre-existing categories, such as location or topic.
        – You can also choose to search for records that you have uploaded, by clicking the show only your records switch.
    12. For more specific subtopics, click the downwards arrow and select the subtopic you wish to find records about.
        – Example: If you wanted records that were about places of worship in Ealing, you would click more search options and “Ealing”, then scroll down to “Religion and Worship”, click the downwards arrow, and then tick “Places of Worship.” You would then scroll back to the top and click “Search.”
    13. Click the plus icon in the top left of the record image to add it to your collection, and click that same button again to unselect something.
        – Click the forwards arrow beneath the record preview in order to see the next page of results. You can add as many records as you like, and you can come back to it after you’ve published it to add or subtract records.
    14. Page 5/5: Done! Your collection is ready. On this screen you can delete this collection, save a draft and exit, or go back and edit your work. Click Publish when you’re ready.
    15. From your published collections screen, you have several options. You can edit it, unpublish it, delete it, and give feedback. You can also share it on social media and email.

 

How to make teams:

    1. From the map home page, click the plus icon in the top right corner of the information tray. That will take you to the contribution home screen.
2. The three types of content are represented in three text boxes. Click New Project.
    3. You are now on an introductory page. When you’ve read it, click Begin.
        – At any point in this process, you can save a draft and exit, or delete your project. You can also revisit previous pages to edit or check your work.4. Page 1/6: The first thing we need is a name and a description of your project.
– Top tip: use the formatting options in the text toolbar to make your text stand out.
5. When you’ve finished your description, click Next.

    6. Page 2/6: On this page you can add an image for your Project. It will be shown at the top of your project page, and you can only pick one, so choose something eye-catching.
    7. To upload the image, click browse files, and then select the image you would like to use.  You can then press enter on your keyboard, or you can click the open or upload button, depending on your computer. You can also select the file, and then drag and drop it into the upload box. When you’ve added your image, click Next. 
    8. Page 3/6: On this page you can add collaborators to the project. Type their email into the email address bar. You can add multiple people, and, if you change your mind, you can click the yellow minus button to remove them from the project.
        – Once your project is finished, email invites will be sent to the addresses you have listed.
        – You can add more people to the published project when editing it. People can also request to join the project, but they have to be approved by an existing project member before they can join.
    9. Page 4/6: This page is primarily for institutions or groups that already have their own internal cataloguing systems for records.
        – If you’re adding content that is already tagged with a serial number or phrase, you can add that in here.
        – You can add several, and, if you change your mind, you can delete them by clicking yellow minus (-) button.
    10. Page 5/6: Now it’s time to add some records to your project. Click the image of your record to add it to your project, and click again to deselect.
    11. You can also use the search bar to find the records you want to add, or click More Search Options to look at pre-existing categories, such as location or topic.
         – For more specific subtopics, click the downwards arrow and select the subtopic you wish to find records about. If you change your mind, click the tick-box again to deselect.
   12. When you’ve added all of the records you want, click Next.
    13. Page 6/6: Done! Your project is ready. On this screen, you can delete the project, save a draft and exit, or go back and edit your work.
    14. Click Publish to add your project to the map.
        – From your published project, you can leave the project and see other project members. If they haven’t accepted their invite yet, they will show as pending members. You can also unpublish or edit your work.

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