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Using Humap

Using search terms and taxonomies

Content on Humap is tagged with taxonomy terms for ease of finding and sorting.

To get to the search screen click the magnifying glass in the toolbar.

The toolbar in the map information tray. The icons are a house (intro), a compass (browse), a magnifying glass (seach), two squares (overlays), and a question mark (help). The magnifying glass icon is highlighted.

The taxonomies will be displayed like this:

Some of the available search taxonomies on Layers of London. These are on topics ranging from Lost London to war and Conflict, and there are options for every borough of London.

Click the boxes that are relevant to your interests.  For example, if you wanted to find information about Islington and Camden, Politics & Government, Imagined & Future London, and Health and Welfare, you could click on those options

If a downwards arrow appears next to the term, you can click it for a more detailed list of subcategories.

A screenshot of the available search taxonomies on LOL. The ones mentioned above (Imagined London etc) are selected.

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.

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.

A screenshot of the search interface showing the above mentioned options.

When you have clicked all of the things you are interested in, click on the Search button at the bottom of the information tray.

Your results will be returned in the information tray and you can then scroll to see your results.

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.

Click Clear Your Search in the top right hand corner to return all of the boxes to their defaults.

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