Online editors have been waiting for this feature for some time: Starting with DC-X version 1.31, elements suchs as pictures, videos and tweets can be directly integrated into an article’s body text. There is a new menu item in the Story Editor allowing you to add internal documents and/or external links and to determine parameters like size, alignment and CSS class.
This way, the editor decides where to place which picture, video or tweet and the elements become a natural part of his storywriting. The first customer to actively use these inline elements is the Swiss newspaper Le Temps (Ringier media group).
With the integration of the Open Source service OpenStreetMap, DC-X 1.31 takes the next step into the direction of automated geocoding. We have added a field in the Story Editor where you can enter the ‘place’ of a story in addition to its ‘headline’, ‘author’ etc. When entering something into that field, the editor gets a dropdown list with suggestions from OpenStreetMap. For example, when entering “Hamburg”, he’ll get a list with 10 cities named Hamburg and located in different states – one of them being ‘Hamburg, Germany’.
Now he just picks the right place and doesn’t lose any time manually filling in the metadata fields “city”, “country”, “state” etc. as DC-X automatically collects that information from OpenStreetMap. This way, places are clearly identified and multiple references due to spelling mistakes are avoided. In principle, OpenStreetMap supports individualized maps so the use of the service can be adapted to defined reporting areas. For example, only places located in the federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern could be listed.
Another new feature is the so called desktop notification. When activated, you’ll get informed at all times when one of your DC-X search agents finds a new result – even if you are working with another program. In addition to the notification in DC-X, you’ll then get a notification on your desktop.