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July 25, 2006

Ajax Timeline


This timeline is similar to a Google Map: it imports data from an XML file, so it's easy to visualize temporal information, like the evolution of a company, a person or an event. There is also a step-by-step guide that helps you create a timeline.

The widget was created by Simile (Semantic Interoperability of Metadata and Information in unLike Environments), a group that develops open source tools related to Semantic Web. You can find other interesting tools at their website.

4 comments:

  1. I've asked them how to hook up their server with an external XML URL, similar to what you can do to Google Maps with KMZ files...

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  2. You can find this in the documentation. They have a guide on their site.

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  3. I'm looking specifically to "hook up their server with an external XML URL" meaning that I want to provide an XML on my server as parameter of a script on their server. Like this URL:
    http://maps.google.com/maps?q=http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/download.php?Number=161005

    If you know if/ how they can do it that'd be interesting... they didn't get back to me so far...

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