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Map Mashups

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An introduction to the concept of map mashup applications, with an emphasis on creating your own at East Carolina Univeristy.

An introduction to the concept of map mashup applications, with an emphasis on creating your own at East Carolina Univeristy.

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  • 1. Mashups 101<br />Tony Miller, ITCS<br />
  • 2. Mashup<br />Software Casserole<br />A little of this, some of that, a whole lot of the other<br />Taking existing page(s), service(s), data feed(s) and combining into something new<br />
  • 3. Finding Mashup Examples<br />I Want to See Some<br />
  • 4. Google Maps Mania<br />http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/<br />More mashups using Google Maps than you can shake a stick at<br />
  • 5. Google Lat Long Blog<br />http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/<br />News + Mashups<br />
  • 6. Mashup Examples<br />Exploring a Tiny Portion of the World of Mashups<br />
  • 7. Top 100 Twitter Users<br />http://batchgeo.com/map/top-100-twitter-users<br />
  • 8. Top 100 Web Sites<br />http://www.batchgeo.com/map/top-100-websites<br />
  • 9. NYT Census Map<br />Data + Maps + Visualizations + Work = Joy<br />http://projects.nytimes.com/census/2010/explorer?ref=censusbureau<br />
  • 10. Gas Buddy<br />http://www.gasbuddy.com<br />http://www.northcarolinagasprices.com/Greenville/index.aspx<br />
  • 11. Foursquare<br />http://www.foursquare.com<br />Social Networking Meets Geolocation<br />
  • 12. ECU Campus Map<br />http://www.ecu.edu/campusmaps<br />
  • 13. ECU Computer Lab Map<br />http://www.ecu.edu/campusmaps/computerlab.html<br />
  • 14. I Want One!<br />http://maps.google.com<br />Log in using Google/Gmail account<br />Add points, lines, shapes, metadata<br />Edit feature information using WYSIWYG editor<br />Keep private, make public, collaborate with other users<br />
  • 15. That’s too Much Clicking<br />Fusion Tables FTW<br />http://www.google.com/fusiontables<br />What?<br />Use spreadsheet metaphor to add and import data<br />Add location column to data<br />Instant map!<br />
  • 16. But I Know JavaScript<br />Use the Google Maps JavaScript API V3<br />Add a Fusion Tables layer<br />Why?<br />Configurability<br />Control of rendering<br />Where?<br />http://myweb.ecu.edu/pirateid<br />Start with: http://piratepanel.ecu.edu<br />
  • 17. But I Know Adobe Flash<br />Google Maps API for Flash<br />All your ActionScript knowledge can now be used <br />
  • 18. But I Know ArcGIS<br />Take your information and export it as KML<br />KML?<br />Keyhole Markup Language<br />XML syntax to define geographic annotation and visualization<br />Importable into professional GIS tools<br />Exportable from professional GIS tools<br />
  • 19. Lessons Learned<br />Data needs to be clean<br />Data needs to be normalized<br />Nomenclature is important<br />Collaboration reduces workload<br />Crowdsourcing improves data<br />Programming isn’t required<br />
  • 20. More Lessons Learned<br />Mobile devices are important<br />Device agnosticism is important<br />Not everyone has a big monitor with Flash<br />Not everyone has the latest browser<br />
  • 21. More More Lessons Learned<br />Release early, release often<br />Make friends with data owners<br />Provide value to someone (any one!)<br />
  • 22. Contact Information<br />@Lightningwhelk on Twitter<br />millerf@ecu.edu<br />http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/techtips<br />

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