distribution maps - free and easy

Stinger Stinger at FIU.EDU
Thu Apr 13 12:34:09 CDT 2000


Although I haven't tried it, I suspect that it is a simple string size problem in the input window of the browser.. Thus, you should be able to solve it by just making a
simple html page with your query as a link and then clicking on it rather than trying to paste it into the URL box on your browser.  I would be interested to know if this
works, let me know.


Jim Croft wrote:

> > http://pubweb.parc.xerox.com/map/autozoom=4/iht=350/iwd=250/ht=70/wd=50/lat=-20.0/lon=-60.0/color=1/all/mark=-17.33,-59.66,4,2;-17.88,-63.08,4,2;-18.03,-63.20,4,2/grid
> Has anyone tried pushing this to the limit?  Once you get to more than a
> few hundred localities to be plotted and a URL over 10 lines or so, the
> system gags... the situation is the same whether the URL is part of an
> HTML file or cut and pasted into the browser URL window...
> I have not run this one to ground yet but suspect it is a limitation of
> the browser software rather than the Xerox map server.  Browsers like
> NN and IE can handle huge incoming URLs but seem to have a limit on the
> length of the URL they can send.  Does anyone know what the effective
> limit might be?
> If anyone have hit this barrier and come up with an effective work
> around, I would be grateful in hearing about it.
> The Xerox map server is a great and cheap (ie. free) way to deliver your
> point locality to the web with a bit more interactivity than a fixed map
> image.  It is already being used very effectively by a number of projects
> such as the Flora Mesoamericana and the Flora of Madagascar, etc.
> -- jim                     URL=http://www.anbg.gov.au/people/croft.jim.html
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