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UcodGibWorld Documentation
Version 1.1


Table of Contents
 

1. What is this applet?
2. How do I use this applet?
3. Applet options
4. Applet example
5. Legal Information
6. Other applets available from Ucod Data Systems
7. Contacting Ucod Data Systems
8. Getting customized versions




1. What is this applet?
 

This applet displays a rotating globe. As the mouse passes over the continents, each continent's name is displayed. Also, each continent can be assigned to link to another page.

Features:

  • Customizable links -- link any of the continents (except Antarctica) to any page on your site!
  • Attractive and attention-getting


2. How do I use this applet?
 

Copy the following files to the same directory as your page:

UcodGibWorld.class
earthmap.gif
ugm.dmp
httplink.mpl

Next, insert the following code into your HTML document:

<APPLET CODE=UcodGibWorld.class HEIGHT=256 WIDTH=256>
<PARAM NAME="Title4" VALUE="Ocean">
<PARAM NAME="Title9" VALUE="Asia">
<PARAM NAME="Title10" VALUE="Europe">
<PARAM NAME="Title11" VALUE="Australia">
<PARAM NAME="Title12" VALUE="South America">
<PARAM NAME="Title13" VALUE="Africa">
<PARAM NAME="Title14" VALUE="North America">
</APPLET>

If you wish to make the continents links to other pages, add "Link" parameters between the <APPLET> and </APPLET> tags. Each link parameter looks like this:

<PARAM NAME="Linkn" VALUE="link">

n represents the number of the continent. Each continent is numbered, according to this chart:

4 Ocean
9 Asia
10 Europe
11 Australia
12 South America
13 Africa
14 North America
(In the default configuration, these are the only assigned numbers)

For example, if you inserted this line:

<PARAM NAME="Link11" VALUE="australia.html">

Then clicking on Australia would take you to the page "australia.html".



3. Applet Options
 

Insert these tags between the <APPLET> and </APPLET> tags:

<PARAM NAME="File" VALUE="filename">

Specifies the image file to use. The image file must be 256 pixels wide and 128 pixels high. The file may be in GIF or JPEG format. The default is ugm.gif. This parameter is often used in conjunction with the "Map" parameter.

<PARAM NAME="Linkn" VALUE="link">        

Specify a page to browse to when continent n is clicked. (See the chart above).

<PARAM NAME="Titlen" VALUE="title">        

Change the label of continent number n.

<PARAM NAME="Displace" VALUE="file">        

ADVANCED OPTION: Specifies a shape map file for the rotating globe. Shape files can be obtained from the Ucod Data Systems homepage. Shape files affect the shape of the globe. The default shape file is the file ugm.dmp, which is a sphere.

<PARAM NAME="Map" VALUE="map">

ADVANCED OPTION: Specifies an image link map file for the globe. This is often used in conjunction with the "File" parameter. Ucod Data Systems can produce a customized image link map file based on your own image. Contact Ucod Data Systems for more information.



4. Applet Example
 

Click here to view the example applet configuration.

<APPLET CODE=UcodGibWorld.class HEIGHT=256 WIDTH=256>
<PARAM NAME="Link4" VALUE="ocean.html"> 
<PARAM NAME="Link9" VALUE="asia.html"> 
<PARAM NAME="Link10" VALUE="europe.html"> 
<PARAM NAME="Link11" VALUE="australia.html">          
<PARAM NAME="Link12" VALUE="southamerica.html">
<PARAM NAME="Link13" VALUE="africa.html">
<PARAM NAME="Link14" VALUE="northamerica.html">
<PARAM NAME="Title4" VALUE="Ocean">
<PARAM NAME="Title9" VALUE="Asia">
<PARAM NAME="Title10" VALUE="Europe">
<PARAM NAME="Title11" VALUE="Australia">
<PARAM NAME="Title12" VALUE="South America">
<PARAM NAME="Title13" VALUE="Africa">
<PARAM NAME="Title14" VALUE="North America">
</APPLET>


5. Legal Info
 

This package is copyrighted freeware. This document (UcodGibWorld.html) and its associated JavaTM class file (UcodGibWorld.class) are copyright © 1998 Michael Imamura. This package may be distributed freely, as long as the following files are included and unaltered:

UcodGibWorld.html
UcodGibWorld.Class
earthmap.gif
httplink.mpl
ugm.dmp

License Agreement: By using this software you are agreeing to the following
terms:

  1. The package may be distributed freely without charge.
  2. The package is distributed whole and unaltered.
  3. The user of this package is not allowed to decompile the class file.

The Java class file (the "applet") is free for use on web pages personal and commercial.

DISCLAIMER: The author is not responsible for any damage or offense caused, directly or indirectly, by the use of this document, its associated Java class file, or the associated Java source code. Use at your own risk.



6. Other Applets Available From Ucod Data Systems
 

Be sure to check out these applets which are also available from Ucod Data Systems:

UcodMarquee1
UcodPiano
WiseManSay
UcodDirectory



7. Contact Ucod Data Systems
 

For the latest updates, check the UCOD Data Systems webpage at http://www.mnsinc.com/zoogie/ucod/

The author can be contacted by E-Mail at: Zoogie@mnsinc.com

If E-Mail is not available, the author can be contacted at the following address:

    Michael Imamura
    c/o UCOD Data Systems
    1213 Tottenham Court
    Reston, VA 20194
    USA


8. Getting Custom Applets
 

This applet can be customized to your specific needs, such as supplying your own company logo and links, or producing a new applet based on this one.

Any existing applet can be modified to your specifications; define your web presence by getting your own applet for your page!

Contact Ucod Data Systems for more information.

Copyright © 1998 Ucod Data Systems.