UConn Ed Tech Net Presentation May 15 2009

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Highlights the timeline for development and implementation for the Map and Geographic Information Center's (MAGIC) Web 2.0 online mapping, images, and collaborative tools.

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UConn Ed Tech Net Presentation May 15 2009

  1. 1. MAGIC 2.0: Maps and Geographic Data meet Interactivity http://magic.lib.uconn.edu Digitizing the Past to Empower 21st Century Research
  2. 2. The University of Connecticut Libraries’ Map and Geographic Information Center (MAGIC) collaborates with university departments and state agencies to provide the citizens of the state of Connecticut and researchers across the globe with access to Connecticut focused geographic information. With a focus on providing access to maps, geographic data and resources MAGIC is committed to “Digitizing the Past to Empower 21st Century Research” through providing online access to Connecticut geographic data via the world wide web with tools and resources which enable anyone to explore our resources. MAGIC’s Mission
  3. 3. MAGIC: User Experience Issues • Plug-ins needed to view imagery • Multiple formats • Advanced User Focused • Hard to use • Storage Space Limitations • Metadata more prominent than Images of Maps
  4. 4. MAGIC 2.0 Online Maps 1 Special Thanks to: Benjamin Spaulding Jan 2009 Feb 2009 Mar 2009 Apr 2009 May 2009
  5. 5. Horizon Report 2009 2 • Geotagging • GPS • Geolocation • Flickr • Google Maps/Earth Jan 2009 Feb 2009 Mar 2009 Apr 2009 May 2009
  6. 6. MAGIC News & Updates 3 Blogger • Easy to update • Free • RSS • Multiple Authors Jan 2009 Feb 2009 Mar 2009 Apr 2009 May 2009
  7. 7. Website 4 Jan 2009 Feb 2009 Mar 2009 Apr 2009 May 2009
  8. 8. Data Analysis – Fall 2008 Key Indicators: Average Time on site 1 minute 58 seconds Pageviews 42,167 Pages/Visit 1.79 Content / (homepage) 26,380 /help/help_sid 4,058
  9. 9. Website Redesign Focus User Focused Needs MAGIC Focused Needs • Improved Layout • Improved Layout • What’s New • Code Clean-up • Images of Maps • Usage Data collection • Less Metadata more improvements visuals • News & Updates • Increased Interactivity • Increased Interactivity • Aerial Photos easy to • Flexible find/explore • Increase discovery • Self-service Maps tools • Web 2.0 friendly
  10. 10. Flickr + Historical Maps = WOW! 5 Why use Flickr? • Price $24.95/yr • Unlimited Storage • Download ability • Rights- management • Multiple Image sizes • Tagging • Searchable Special Thanks to: Jacqui Boothroyd Jan 2009 Feb 2009 Mar 2009 Apr 2009 May 2009
  11. 11. Cooliris + Flickr 6 Jan 2009 Feb 2009 Mar 2009 Apr 2009 May 2009
  12. 12. Historical Maps Transformed
  13. 13. New Website – Feb 13, 2009 7 Enhancements: • Cooliris 3D Wall • Research Help • News, Events & Updates • MAGIC 2.0 Online Maps • Mac + PC friendly Jan 2009 Feb 2009 Mar 2009 Apr 2009 May 2009
  14. 14. Mash-Ups 8 Mash-ups: • Historical Maps • WMS feed • Custom overlays • Searchable • Add to your website Special Thanks to: Benjamin Spaulding Jan 2009 Feb 2009 Mar 2009 Apr 2009 May 2009
  15. 15. Web Mapping Service (WMS) 9 WMS: • ArcGIS friendly • Mash-up friendly • Add data without downloading! • No plug-ins! Jan 2009 Feb 2009 Mar 2009 Apr 2009 May 2009
  16. 16. And Much more… Study Abroad 10 Resources Add Mash-up to 11 your website 12 Custom Search 13 Delicious Special Thanks to: Diana Deng 10 11 12 13 Jan 2009 Feb 2009 Mar 2009 Apr 2009 May 2009
  17. 17. Data Analysis – Spring 2009 Key Indicators: Average Time on site 3 minute 27 seconds Pageviews 74,746 Pages/Visit 3.37 Content / (homepage) 23,558 /historical_maps 6,718 Jan 2009 Feb 2009 Mar 2009 Apr 2009 May 2009
  18. 18. Coming Attractions • Additional “Embed • Data Page Redesign This” options for mash- – User Friendly formats up pages – KML • Historical Maps Page – (Google Map Preview of Redesign data?) • Links Simplification • More Connecticut Historic Maps via Flickr • YouTube How-To Videos • MAGIC Road Show • GeoCommons • Faculty Learning Community
  19. 19. Data Sharing & Collaborating • MAGIC is interested in collaborating with any agency, department or higher education institution that has Connecticut geospatial data which can be shared publicly. • Willing to collaborate on grants and other opportunities which enhance public access to spatial data and maps for Connecticut.
  20. 20. Questions? Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC Homer Babbidge Library, Level 4 369 Fairfield Way Phone: 860-486-4589 (p) E-mail: magic@uconn.edu IM (AOL): uconnlibmagic magic.lib.uconn.edu

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