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  1. Export timelines in documented JSON format

    The website claims to publish all timelines as open data, but I found not link to actually download a timeline. Could you provide a visible download link with documentation of the format? I expect it to be a simple, readable JSON structure. The data returned by http://histropedia.uat.co/Api/GetArticlesByIds.ashx seems rather internal but it may be a start (?)

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  2. Create personal events (not available to other users via the search box)

    The feature will allow anybody to create events that would be saved to their account.

    Once created, any personal events would be available from the search box for that user ONLY - this will allow you to pick and choose from your personal events and world events if desired, as well as reuse them on different timelines.

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  3. 'On this day' tool

    Choose any date, and be presented with a list of all of the anniversaries occurring on that date.

    As a list, this could be separated into sections for anniversaries of different levels of significance (10 years, 100 years etc), and ordered by event rank so that the most 'important' events are at the top of the list.

    An alternative view would be direct display of the results on the timeline. A lovely extra would be colour coding them by the type of anniversary (e.g. centenaries could be set to red)

    Note: this has been posted by Histropedia, but was originally…

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  4. 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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  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. Zoom out further (to see millions or billions of years)

    Currently, you can only see around 10,000 years on the screen when you are zoomed out as far as possible.

    Ultimately, this needs to be increased so that it's possible to see billions of years on the screen at one time (around 14 billion years for all of time)

    However, even being able to zoom out to see 100,000 or 1 million years would be an amazing start

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  7. Colour coded events

    Allow the user to choose the colour of individual events on the timeline (to allow categorisation).

    The user would be able specify what each colour means (e.g. Red = Battles), and this would be displayed on a 'key' that is saved with the timeline.

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  8. Option to minimise the period lines

    Period lines show the duration of the event. This feature would allow you to show/hide all of the period lines (useful for a timeline where the duration of each event is not so important).

    When the period lines are set to hidden, the currently selected event and any starred events would still keep their period lines - this would allow you to pick out a few particular events that have a visible duration, while leaving all other events with hidden period lines.

    The setting chosen by the user would also be saved and shared with their timeline.

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