Help

From ObjectVision

Jump to: navigation, search

Contents

Purpose

Our Wiki is intended to support dicussions on spatial modelling topics like land use modelling.

The Wiki is open for everybody to read. If you'd like to contribute to this Wiki, contact us for creating an account.

MediaWiki

For our Wiki we use MediaWiki. MediaWiki is a free software Wiki package, originally for use on http://en.wikipedia.org/ Wikipedia. Background information on MediaWiki can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki.

Basic concepts of a Wiki

  • A Wiki offers an easy to use platform in which multiple users can work on the same pages.
  • In a Wiki there is no predetermined structure. Pages are related by links on key concepts.
  • The Wiki software keeps track of every edit made and it's a simple process to revert back to a previous version of an article

Edit a page

In order to edit a page, first login with your account information. At the top of the page, an edit option is available. Activate this edit option to view and edit the source code of the page in a text box. Do not forget to Save your page with the button at the left corner of the text box!

Adding a page

A new page option is not available. Within the Wiki it is important pages are always related to other pages. If you want to create a new page, first think about how the topic you like to describe relates to the other pages in our Wiki. Edit the relating page, by adding a reference to your new page. After saving the relating page, click on the reference you just made. A new page is presented, in which you can describe your topic. Do not forget to Save your page with the button at the left corner of the text box!

Lay-Out options and links

In the paragraph Lay-Out options we will describe the most important options to lay-out your page and to add references to other pages or web sites. For an extensive overview of the possibilities to edit a MediaWiki page we refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:How_to_edit_a_page.

The tools above the text box can be used for formatting your text. Other relevant options are:

Headers

Headings follow a six-level hierarchy, starting at 1 and ending at 6. The level of the heading is defined by the number of equal signs (=) on either side of the title. Heading 1 (=Heading 1=) is automatically generated as the title of the article, and is never appropriate within the body of articles. Sections start at the second level (==Heading 2==), with subsections at the third level (===Heading 3===), and additional levels of subsections at the fourth level (====Heading 4====), fifth level, and sixth level. Between sections, there should be a single blank line; multiple blank lines in the edit window create too much white space in the article.

Lists

  • Use the (*) to indicate an item is part of unordered list. The number of (*) indicate the hierarchical level in de list.
  • Use the (#) to indicate an item is part of unordered list. The number of (#) indicate the hierarchical level in de list.

Internal links

Internal links are references to other pages in our Wiki. Use the internal link button to add an internal link and replace the link title with your key word. If a page exists with this key word, a reference to this page is made. If no pages exists with this key word, the Wiki offers you the possibility to add a page with this key word.

External links

  1. references to an external website can be described the keyword http (e.g. if you add the text: http://www.nu.nl to your page, a link is automatically configured).
  2. references to an external website for which you want to present a different label. Use the button External link and edit the link title to the label name you want to use.
Personal tools