- THE VIETNAM CENTER AND ARCHIVE
- Texas Tech University
How to Use the Virtual Vietnam Archive Maps Search Page
More Information or Full Record Report
The More Information or Full Record Report Page is a listing of in-depth information about a single item. It list more detailed information that the Browse Results page, and in some cases provides additional navigation features. The basic structure of the page is the same a the rest of the Virtual Vietnam Archive.
The top of the page displays the title and scale of the map. Directly below this is a large thumbnail of the map. Clicking on the thumbnail opens a larger JPG version of the map. At the four corners of the thumbnail map, the latitude and longitude of each corner is usually listed. In some cases, an outer square around the map includes links to other maps. These links will be covered more in-depth later on this page of the tutorial.
Below the thumbnail square is the general information about the map. This includes information such as the series and edition, scale, countries, languages on the map, creation date, scale and contour interval, collections the map is in, physical location, and the number of copies in the Vietnam Archive collections. At the bottom of the page is our preferred citation format for that map. Also included is links to download four different digital versions of the map, as described on the previous page of this tutorial.
For maps from our US Army Map service collection of 1:50000 and 1:250000 maps, in many cases, navigation links are provided around the thumbnail square at the top of the page. These maps are all linked together, and when laid side-by-side, can provide a complete view of the country. Clicking on one of these links takes users to the next map in the sequence, in the direction the arrow is pointing, allowing users to navigate around much of Southeast Asia without having to conduct more searches. In some cases, these links will take you to a blank page with some descriptive information on it. This is due to the fact that we do not have a copy of that map in our collection. Some maps also include "Zoom In" and "Zoom Out" links between associated 1:50000 and 1:250000 scale maps.
The left column includes buttons to "Return to the Browse Listing" and to "Return to the Search" page. If you came to the full report page through one of the Province Maps, the "Return to Browse" button is replace with a "Return to Province" button.