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  1. Automatically add descendents and relatives of a person to the timeline

    When you select a person's event card on the timeline, pop up options would be displayed to allow the following:

    1. Show descendants

    2. Show family tree (i.e. all relatives)

    In each case, the results would be added straight to the timeline.
    As a further improvement, colour coding could be used to show the different types of family connection if desired.

    Please comment if there are any other relative related options that you would like to see available in the future.

    Note: The functionality described is actually already available, but is quite advanced as knowledge of Wikidata Queries is required.…

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  2. Allow very large timelines to be displayed (up to millions of events!)

    Currently, around 500 events is the maximum number of events you can have on a timeline before the site begins to slow down significantly.

    We are changing the way that large timelines are being processed by the system, which will allow timelines of any size to be displayed without any significant slowdown.

    Note: This feature will also allow us to release the first version of the timeline of everything!

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  3. Colour code events using a Wikidata query

    Use any Wikidata query to assign a chosen colour to a group of events on the timeline.

    E.g. On a timeline of World War I battles, you could mark every battle with greater than 10,000 casualties with a red colour.

    Other great uses would be very quick colour coding of timelines by location, event type ("instance of") or date range.

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  4. Display personal family tree data on the timeline from a third party service (e.g. MyHeritage.com)

    This feature would allow you to link with an existing account with a personal family tree service (e.g. myheritage.com or ancestry.com).

    The family data that has been entered on the other site would be automatically imported and displayed on the timeline, with an option to colour code the people according to their family connection (e.g. grand-parents in Green, first cousins in blue etc).

    You would then be able to create timelines using any combinations of your family tree events and the existing historical events and timelines in Histropedia, allowing you to build up a picture of what the world was…

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  5. Show Charts in the timeline background (from file, statistics or Wikidata)

    The chart would be plotted on the 'timeline canvas', so it appeared as a background behind the events.
    This would be amazing for seeing data related to the timeline you are viewing - For example, a chart of the population of a country against a timeline of it's military history.

    For data sources:

    Option 1: FILES - The user could upload a .csv file for example.

    Option 2: STATISTICS - Have a search system which shows results from a selection of publicly available statistics (which we could hopefully add to continuously).

    Option 3: WIKIDATA - Choose a property from Wikidata,…

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  6. Automatically generate the local history of a person or other event

    If a person was known to live in a certain location (or various locations during their life), the system would be able to automatically add the local history of that person to the timeline, showing only the people, buildings and other events that were local to them at the time they lived.

    The only input required would be the user deciding a distance of interest (e.g. anything within 30km of the person's location).

    This would also work for any other event with a known location. For example, you may wish to generate the local history of a bridge, allowing you…

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  7. Filter the timeline using a Wikidata query

    This feature would allow you to use any Wikidata query to filter the contents of the currently loaded timeline.

    For example, you may wish to filter the timeline to show only People, or only events that occurred in a particular location (or any other of the infinite number of conditions that can be defined with Wikidata queries).

    Negative queries could also be used to remove certain matching items from the timeline.

    Ultimately, any user will be able to attach Wikidata based filters to timelines, so other users can turn them on or off with a simple tick box.

    Note: this…

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  8. Allow for horizontal scrolling with the mouse / touch pad

    Currently, using the mouse to scroll horizontally changes the timeline scale. This feature would enable horizontal scrolling on the mouse to control just that (instead of clicking and dragging) and not the timeline scale.

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