Written on 12:23:00 AM by Aneet
Over the last few months, I have been able to bond with the creation of a Silverlight application to show the MSPs that are present all over the world.
This has now been built and is now live for the world to see, so without further ado, I present to you the MSP Photochain.
Simply select a country from the world map and, where applicable, select an alphabet group based on the student’s first name to load up the relevant set. As well as using the mouse and buttons within the application, there are also a few hot keys to zoom in on a specific column. Try pressing Q, W, A and S. This will make sense when you see it working!
As you can see, this application utilises the DeepZoom technology and shows every MSP holding a paper. The application then allows the user to zoom in on that frame which contains a photo of another MSP holding the same and so on.
To quote from the MSP site:
The MSP photochain is the result of a massive effort of photo collection around the world from our MSPs. We want to showcase the many faces of the real people who make the MSP program a success! The photochain was developed in DeepZoom and Microsoft Tag by Kris Athi, a former MSP star award winner who is now a technologist at Content Master. Kris was also supported by a team of MSPs around the world. Many thanks to Aneet Singh Bawa, Ravichandran Raghavan and Christopher Maneu for your contributions.
While this may seem quite simple, it was actually quite a large operation to get all of the MSPs to create a photo and Tag and submit it for inclusion within the project The Tags are the small multi coloured squares in some of the photos. To read more about Tag, check out the Tag site.