Information Technology

File Information Display

The File tab on the location display provides information on the files that have been attached to the location.

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 On the left side are thumbnails showing all the files.  For non-image files there will be an icon.  The thumbnail will be distorted to fill the space.   To view a file, simple double click on the thumbnail to the left.  If it's an image file, this will bring up the aViewer (aMapApp3's build in image viewer).  For non-image files, the file will be send to a new browser window.  How the non-image file is then handled will be determined by the browser. Warning: There appears to be a bug that can cause the thumbnails to rearrange themselves as you mouse over them.  When you double click, you may not get the image you want.  The solution to this appears to be to single click any thumbnail.  This appears to fix the thumbnails into position.
If no title was provided when the file was added to the location, the filename will be used.  However, while internally all images are kept as .jpg files, the title with show the original extension.

Next to the thumbnails will be a larger image, in the correct proportions, of the currently selected file, plus basic descriptive information.  The titles for the fields is a configuration option. Beneath these images are basic commands.  Which commands are visible depends on the configuration and the authority level of the user.  Available commands are

To the right are three tabs.  The first, Description and Analysis is intended primary for descriptive information.  The second is a blog for discussing the image or file.  The third tab is for general notes on the file such as bibliographic information.   The first and third tab will have an edit button for modifying the contents is the user is authorized to do so. For the blog tab, see the documentation on using the blog.