It is being cut off in the interactivity. I have attached the CSV I am
using so you can see the large amount of text I am working with. I am
thinking there may be a better way to get the text into the "teaser"/"full"
descriptions but we are looking to keep the updating aspect of the map
simple and not involve managing/changing too many documents every time a
new project arises.
The CSV is broken into country, region, ISO number, the project names and
sectors, and then the heavy text is project title and project
description. What I am trying to accomplish is to have the teaser contain
the project titles (ParagrahHeadingsHIV, ParagraphHeadingsWatSan, etc) to
show up in the "teaser" when you scroll over each country and then for the
"full" pop-out to contain the project titles with the project descriptions
(HIV, WatSan, OD, etc) listed under them.
5 Posted by Marc Levy, YSA on 08 Feb, 2012 12:22 AM
I have a very similar need. We are mapping service projects
wherein the teaser would contain project titles but full HTML would
contain project descriptions along with contact information for
each project. Is there any way around the 80 character limit? This
is kind of a severe limit, given what we're trying to accomplish.
We're not using QGIS (at least not so far), FWIW.
Unfortunately dbf's are a bit antiquated. If you must use the
shapefile format (which uses dbf files), the only way around this
is to break up the paragraphs into columns that are under the
The better solution might be to use SQLite. These files do not
have such a limit, are very flexible for manipulating data, and
work well with TileMill. You can easily create one from your
shapefile using QGIS. After joining the CSV data, instead of saving
as a SHP, save as SQLite. Importing this file into TileMill is
similar, but requires you to enter the table name, which, if it was
created in QGIS, will simply be the name of the file (without