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Vancouver Drupal Users Group: A Virtual Cemetery using Drupal

  • Nov 24, 2011 · 6:30 PM
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This is a case study on using Drupal to add dynamic content with map displays as a component to an already extensively developed static and flash web site presented by Izzy at Clove Media.

It began as a request from an artist for assistance specifically with his "DEAD AND BURIED" project related to the old Woodlands Cemetery in New Westminster BC, where the grave markers had been removed.

The artist's project already included work surveying the cemetery grounds to locate the burial plots and through searching public archives identifying which plots each of more than 3,000 individuals were buried in. The work included various artworks that were exhibited in galleries and a memorial ceremony by a family that had been documented. A static and flash web site was largely developed to add this project to the artist's other projects already on the web.

Now, the challenge was how to display and make available the data on the over 3,000 individuals buried so that users and visitors could see this and allow them to add their own comments.

Clearly a dynamic CMS web site with mapping capabilities such as Google maps was needed but this was beyond the current experience of the artist's team, although they were familiar with Google Maps as seen on many web sites.

It was decided to focus on the needed functionality and later integration with the static site.

This presentation will provide details on how this was done using Drupal.

Lightning Talks

Attendees are invited to share their experience by giving a 2 to 4 minute presentation on any topic of interest to the Drupal community. If you want to use a laptop to show a website or control panel please be sure you have the necessary cable (vga) to connect to an overhead projector.

Drupal Q&A

Bring your questions on anything related to Drupal from how to do something technical in PHP to what modules are needed to implement a feature you want.

Date: 6:30pm
LocationThe Network Hub, 3rd Floor, 422 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC

Cost: There is no charge and all are welcome.

For those who don't need to leave right away there's typically a more social discussion at a local pub afterward.

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