[mapserver-users] OT: A New Way to Read, Not See, Maps
jhart at frw.uva.nl
Thu Sep 26 12:02:14 EDT 2002
Yes, and with a PostGIS connection you can put whole libraries of sounds
into your database next to your maps. Then you could use geographical
selections to limit the number of sounds to be sent over the Net.
Interesting, and not extremely difficult, I would guess.
woodbri at swoodbridge.com wrote:
> We probably don't have to wait even that long to be able to do
> something like this. This is more of a client problem than a server
> problem and with Flash out put it should be possible to do this. For
> example sounds are keyed to the background colors, if we added roll-
> over text prompts for map features they could be fed into a text to
> speech processor. etc. With Flash, you have the ability to have
> action functions to create hot spots and action function to handle
> them. Sooooo, you might not have to wait much longer than 3.7!!!
> -Steve W.
> On 25 Sep 2002 at 19:09, Puneet Kishor wrote:
>>A New Way to Read, Not See, Maps
>>By Mark Tosczak
>>2:00 a.m. Sep. 25, 2002 PDT
>>Jason Morris uses a trackball to move a cursor across a map of ancient
>>Britain dotted with Roman forts and cities. As he passes over a
>>location, a speech synthesizer pronounces the name -- and will spell
>>it, too, as sometimes the computer's Latin pronunciation isn't up to
>>When the cursor passes over land, the sound of horses galloping comes
>>from the computer's speakers. Move it over water and the sound of
>>waves breaking on a beach emanates...
>>read the rest of the article at
>>now, how 'bout in mapserver version 5.x...
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