The Network - general forum

Discussion threads dealing with the Aboriginal Mapping Network and related topics.

AMN information questions

What follows was actually a discussion that took place via email with an AMN member. As you will see, I thought it may interest some members so I am posting it here. It would be wonderful to get your feedback as well - please post your comments, suggestions and ideas, or send me an email.
Hi Virva,
Greg and I were chatting today, and had some questions for you regarding the AMN. We'd like to develop two portions of website: the discussion forums and a list of other organizations.
The discussion forums are not well used currently, but we believe they could be a fantastic resource for members. I was wondering if you had any suggestions or feedback about the forums specifically. Are there any areas that are missing? How do you think they could be improved? Do you think that they would be more successful if they were regionally focused? For example, do you seen a need for a European one?
Also, we'd like to maintain a database of international umbrella groups representing aboriginal mappers on the AMN. Do you know of any groups that should be in this database? If you were looking for such organizations on the AMN, where would you look on the website?
Thanks very much in advance for your advice and feedback. I hope you're doing well. Best, Eliana.

How to add content to the AMN

Step 1. On the left hand side of this page, you should see your username. Underneath that, click on the the "create content" link.

Step 2. Choose the type of content you wish to post. To post...

    in the Discussion Forum, choose forum topic

    an Event, choose event

    anything else (including jobs, maps, etc.), choose page

Step 3. Type in a Title for your post.

Step 4. Choose the location within the website that is most applicable to your content. You may choose more than one category by holding down the control key while you click the category title.

Step 5. Body text. The AMN uses a clever, but somewhat buggy, editing toolbar which you can use to change the look of your posting.

Step 6. Press the Submit button!

How to add a forum topic/post

  1. Login in with your author/moderator/administrator status
  2. There are two ways to add your post:
    • Underneath your username, click Create Content > forum topic; OR
    • In the top menu bar, click Discussion > Post new forum topic
  3. Either of the above options will bring you to the same page. You will find instructions on that page about how to post.

Please email me or post a question in the website FAQ if you have any questions or problems. You can easily send me a message by clicking on my username, and then clicking on the contact tab.

Thank you very much for adding your voice to the AMN!

Tablet Digitizing with Calcomp 111 drawing board

I recently took a GIS ArcGIS 9.2 course at Okanagan College in Salmon Arm.  Unfortunately we didn't do any digitizing with a drawing board.  I would like to know if anyone out there knows of any courses that one can take to learn how to do that.

Larry Reid