Creating Interactive, CollaborativeOnline Maps for Community Planning     using the Google Maps API           Cary Chadwic...
Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of ConnecticutGoogle Maps Brings Mapping to the Masses   Nati...
Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of Connecticut   Why Google?     Google, Who?      Google Ma...
Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of Connecticut   What is a Mashup Anyway?         Mashups com...
Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of Connecticut   Many Ways to Make a Map          Anyone can ...
Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of Connecticut   Many Ways to Make a Map          Anyone can ...
Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of ConnecticutWorking with the Google Maps APIWhat You Need t...
Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of ConnecticutLet’s See it in Action!National LID Atlas      ...
Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of Connecticut                            The National LID   ...
Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of Connecticut  The LID Atlas in 3 Parts   1. Navigating the ...
Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of Connecticut    UConn Center for Land Use Education & Resea...
Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of Connecticut
Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of ConnecticutThe FREE! Technology Behind The Magic          ...
Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of ConnecticutNavigating the Atlas – the Map       http://cle...
Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of ConnecticutNavigating the Atlas – Finding Projects
Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of ConnecticutNavigating the Atlas – Finding Projects
Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of ConnecticutNavigating the Atlas – Finding Projects
Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of ConnecticutAdding to the Atlas – 3 Ways1. On the site2. Bu...
Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of ConnecticutUsage Statistics             National LID Atlas...
Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of ConnecticutSteal our Atlas, please!         www.youtube.co...
Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of ConnecticutThanks! Now start adding your sites.           ...
Connecticut Bicycle Map• Developed as part of Update   to Statewide Bicycle and   Pedestrian Plan• CTDOT project• Steering...
In the Beginning…•   Hard copy•   Reprinted???•   Updated???•   Easy to use???                                    Page 23 ...
CT Bike Map Purpose• On‐line version of   paper map• Include additional   geographic information• Cost effective• Easily h...
The Process• Develop line coverage in ArcGIS   – Suitability of roads based on shoulder width      and traffic volumes   –...
Behind the Curtain                                    Page 26                          SNEAPA Conference                  ...
http://www.ctbikemap.org                                          Page 27                                SNEAPA Conference...
Using the Bicycle Map             Search by address                                                Page 28                ...
Using the Bicycle Map             Search by address                                                Page 29                ...
Using the Bicycle Map           Search for statewide routes                                                        Page 30...
Using the Bicycle Map         Search by road suitability for bicycling                                                    ...
Using the Bicycle Map            Search for multi-use paths                                                        Page 32...
What We Have Heard                                    Page 33                          SNEAPA Conference                  ...
Give Me the Numbers!!!                                        Page 34                              SNEAPA Conference      ...
Future Improvements•   Receive user comments/feedback•   Bicycling directions•   Integration of Google StreetView•   Integ...
MDC Traffic Information                                         Page 36                               SNEAPA Conference   ...
The Clean Water Project• Metropolitan District Commission   (MDC)   – 8 communities   – Regional water and sewer services•...
MDC Traffic Information• Regional work program• Dig up streets throughout region  – Roads closed  – Lanes closed  – Divers...
The Process Looks Simple                                          Page 39                                SNEAPA Conference...
Behind the Curtain                                    Page 40                          SNEAPA Conference                  ...
Day to Day Upkeep                         Determine                         Daily Activity        Upload to               ...
http://www.mdc‐roadclosures.com                                           Page 42                                 SNEAPA C...
Select Dates to Display Traffic Alerts                                                  Page 43                           ...
Search by Address                                   Page 44                         SNEAPA Conference                     ...
Information Windows                                     Page 45                           SNEAPA Conference               ...
Getting the Word Out                                      Page 46                            SNEAPA Conference            ...
Give Me the Numbers!!!                                        Page 47                              SNEAPA Conference      ...
Lessons Learned• Technology and   options constantly   evolving• Public appreciates and   expects innovation• Need to work...
Another Great Example               http://youmovemassachusetts.org/map.php                                               ...
Contact InformationKen Livingston, AICPVice PresidentFitzgerald & Halliday, Inc.klivingston@fhiplan.com860.247.7200www.fhi...
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Creating Interactive, Collaborative Online Maps for Community Planning using the Google Maps API

  1. 1. Creating Interactive, CollaborativeOnline Maps for Community Planning using the Google Maps API Cary Chadwick, Geospatial Training Program CoordinatorUniversity of Connecticut Center for Land Use Education & Research (CLEAR) Ken Livingston, AICP Vice President, Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc. David Dickson, NEMO Network CoordinatorUniversity of Connecticut Center for Land Use Education & Research (CLEAR)
  2. 2. Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of ConnecticutGoogle Maps Brings Mapping to the Masses National LID Atlas CT Bike Map MDC Road Closures Did you see that map? I think it is a Google Map!
  3. 3. Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of Connecticut Why Google? Google, Who?  Google Maps is ubiquitous  Google Maps is intuitive  Google Maps is flexible  Google Maps is resourceful  Google Maps is pretty cool. Micky Hulse© University of Connecticut. The University of Connecticut supports all state and federal laws that promote equal opportunity and prohibit discrimination.
  4. 4. Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of Connecticut What is a Mashup Anyway? Mashups combine separate, stand-alone technologies into a novel application, often functioning through an application programming interface (API) which facilitates communication between the technologies without modification of the source code. Your Data DOMINANT SPECIES Spartina patens Phragmites australis Typha sp. Google Maps Sedges Flotsam© University of Connecticut. The University of Connecticut supports all stateUnique Application and federal laws that promote equal opportunity and prohibit discrimination.
  5. 5. Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of Connecticut Many Ways to Make a Map Anyone can do it! Trending Toward the Techies Range of Techniques Google Maps My Maps Google Earth Programming Mapping APIs, Google Map Maker KML HTML, JavaScript, Database Google Fusion Tables API Development Integration MapBuilder Map Services BatchGeo Mapplets GeoRSS Many More!© University of Connecticut. The University of Connecticut supports all state and federal laws that promote equal opportunity and prohibit discrimination.
  6. 6. Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of Connecticut Many Ways to Make a Map Anyone can do it! Trending Toward the Techies Range of Techniques Google Maps My Maps Google Earth Programming Mapping APIs, Google Map Maker KML HTML, JavaScript, Database Google Fusion Tables API Development Integration MapBuilder Map Services BatchGeo Mapplets GeoRSS Many More!© University of Connecticut. The University of Connecticut supports all state and federal laws that promote equal opportunity and prohibit discrimination.
  7. 7. Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of ConnecticutWorking with the Google Maps APIWhat You Need to Know:API = Application Programming Interface Provides access to an application (Google Maps) Flexible and customizable Mobile and browser friendly Requires some programming knowledge to unlock full potential Lots of online HELP! Many ways to make a map with the Google API
  8. 8. Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of ConnecticutLet’s See it in Action!National LID Atlas CT Bike Map MDC Road Closures
  9. 9. Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of Connecticut The National LID Atlas A Collaborative Local Resource© University of Connecticut. The University of Connecticut supports all state and federal laws that promote equal opportunity and prohibit discrimination.
  10. 10. Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of Connecticut The LID Atlas in 3 Parts 1. Navigating the Atlas 2. Adding to the Atlas 3. Embedding the Atlas© University of Connecticut. The University of Connecticut supports all state and federal laws that promote equal opportunity and prohibit discrimination.
  11. 11. Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of Connecticut UConn Center for Land Use Education & Research CLEAR’s Mission: To provide information, education and assistance to land use decision makers in support of balancing growth and natural resource protection. CLEAR Programs: • Connecticut NEMO • National NEMO Network • Geospatial Training Program • Land Use Academy • Community & Natural Resource Planning Program (CNP) • Extension Forestry Program • Lab for Earth Resource Information Systems clear.uconn.edu CLEAR is a collaboration of the Dept. of Extension, the Dept. of Natural Resources and the Environment, and the Connecticut Sea Grant Program© University of Connecticut. The University of Connecticut supports all state and federal laws that promote equal opportunity and prohibit discrimination.
  12. 12. Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of Connecticut
  13. 13. Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of ConnecticutThe FREE! Technology Behind The Magic 1. Google Maps API 2. My SQL Database 3. A Smart Programmer (or two or three) 4. Google Forms
  14. 14. Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of ConnecticutNavigating the Atlas – the Map http://clear.uconn.edu/tools/lidmap www.tinyurl.com/lidatlas Google: LID Atlas
  15. 15. Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of ConnecticutNavigating the Atlas – Finding Projects
  16. 16. Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of ConnecticutNavigating the Atlas – Finding Projects
  17. 17. Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of ConnecticutNavigating the Atlas – Finding Projects
  18. 18. Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of ConnecticutAdding to the Atlas – 3 Ways1. On the site2. Bulk upload3. Become a user david.dickson@uconn.e du
  19. 19. Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of ConnecticutUsage Statistics National LID Atlas Monthly Usage (unique visitors) 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 975 800 600 400 200 0 National Map Embed Maps
  20. 20. Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of ConnecticutSteal our Atlas, please! www.youtube.com/nemohub
  21. 21. Center for Land Use Education and Research at the University of ConnecticutThanks! Now start adding your sites. David Dickson UConn CLEAR/Extension Email: david.dickson@uconn.edu Web: http://nemonet.uconn.edu YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/nemohub
  22. 22. Connecticut Bicycle Map• Developed as part of Update  to Statewide Bicycle and  Pedestrian Plan• CTDOT project• Steering Committee Page 22 SNEAPA Conference Google Maps API Friday, October 21, 2011
  23. 23. In the Beginning…• Hard copy• Reprinted???• Updated???• Easy to use??? Page 23 SNEAPA Conference Google Maps API Friday, October 21, 2011
  24. 24. CT Bike Map Purpose• On‐line version of  paper map• Include additional  geographic information• Cost effective• Easily hosted• Easily updated• Cutting edge Page 24 SNEAPA Conference Google Maps API Friday, October 21, 2011
  25. 25. The Process• Develop line coverage in ArcGIS – Suitability of roads based on shoulder width  and traffic volumes – Obtain multi‐use trails and bicycle paths from variety of sources • Municipalities • Regional agencies • Community organizations• Export KML files• Coding/Web design• Create awareness of on‐line map Page 25 SNEAPA Conference Google Maps API Friday, October 21, 2011
  26. 26. Behind the Curtain Page 26 SNEAPA Conference Google Maps API Friday, October 21, 2011
  27. 27. http://www.ctbikemap.org Page 27 SNEAPA Conference Google Maps API Friday, October 21, 2011
  28. 28. Using the Bicycle Map Search by address Page 28 SNEAPA Conference Google Maps API Friday, October 21, 2011
  29. 29. Using the Bicycle Map Search by address Page 29 SNEAPA Conference Google Maps API Friday, October 21, 2011
  30. 30. Using the Bicycle Map Search for statewide routes Page 30 SNEAPA Conference Google Maps API Friday, October 21, 2011
  31. 31. Using the Bicycle Map Search by road suitability for bicycling Page 31 SNEAPA Conference Google Maps API Friday, October 21, 2011
  32. 32. Using the Bicycle Map Search for multi-use paths Page 32 SNEAPA Conference Google Maps API Friday, October 21, 2011
  33. 33. What We Have Heard Page 33 SNEAPA Conference Google Maps API Friday, October 21, 2011
  34. 34. Give Me the Numbers!!! Page 34 SNEAPA Conference Google Maps API Friday, October 21, 2011
  35. 35. Future Improvements• Receive user comments/feedback• Bicycling directions• Integration of Google StreetView• Integrate with other social media such – Twitter – Facebook Page 35 SNEAPA Conference Google Maps API Friday, October 21, 2011
  36. 36. MDC Traffic Information Page 36 SNEAPA Conference Google Maps API Friday, October 21, 2011
  37. 37. The Clean Water Project• Metropolitan District Commission  (MDC) – 8 communities – Regional water and sewer services• Federal consent decree• Reduce combine sewer overflows• Eliminate sanitary sewer  overflows• $1 billion in projects• Complete by 2020 Page 37 SNEAPA Conference Google Maps API Friday, October 21, 2011
  38. 38. MDC Traffic Information• Regional work program• Dig up streets throughout region – Roads closed – Lanes closed – Diversions• Emergency repairs• Real time updates• Businesses/commuters/residents/emergency responders• Coordination with municipalities/utilities Page 38 SNEAPA Conference Google Maps API Friday, October 21, 2011
  39. 39. The Process Looks Simple Page 39 SNEAPA Conference Google Maps API Friday, October 21, 2011
  40. 40. Behind the Curtain Page 40 SNEAPA Conference Google Maps API Friday, October 21, 2011
  41. 41. Day to Day Upkeep Determine  Daily Activity Upload to  Geocode  Cloud Activity Coordinate  Export to CSV  with  file Contractors Input Project  Information Page 41 SNEAPA Conference Google Maps API Friday, October 21, 2011
  42. 42. http://www.mdc‐roadclosures.com Page 42 SNEAPA Conference Google Maps API Friday, October 21, 2011
  43. 43. Select Dates to Display Traffic Alerts Page 43 SNEAPA Conference Google Maps API Friday, October 21, 2011
  44. 44. Search by Address Page 44 SNEAPA Conference Google Maps API Friday, October 21, 2011
  45. 45. Information Windows Page 45 SNEAPA Conference Google Maps API Friday, October 21, 2011
  46. 46. Getting the Word Out Page 46 SNEAPA Conference Google Maps API Friday, October 21, 2011
  47. 47. Give Me the Numbers!!! Page 47 SNEAPA Conference Google Maps API Friday, October 21, 2011
  48. 48. Lessons Learned• Technology and  options constantly  evolving• Public appreciates and  expects innovation• Need to work with GIS  and web designers  together• Options are infinite Page 48 SNEAPA Conference Google Maps API Friday, October 21, 2011
  49. 49. Another Great Example http://youmovemassachusetts.org/map.php Page 49 SNEAPA Conference Google Maps API Friday, October 21, 2011
  50. 50. Contact InformationKen Livingston, AICPVice PresidentFitzgerald & Halliday, Inc.klivingston@fhiplan.com860.247.7200www.fhiplan.com Page 50 SNEAPA Conference Google Maps API Friday, October 21, 2011

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