Mapping for
Academic Success
    A Workshop & Discussion
  Presented by: Michael Howser
Map Making in the 1940s
Putting Geo & Maps
     in Context
The Future According to...

 Mobile tech explosion
 GPS devices more
 common
 Mash-ups
 Photo ta$ing
 Geo is becoming cool?
What is Geo-everything?
Map Mash-ups?
    First know mash-ups
    Housing Map – May 2005

    Chicago Crime Map – May 2005
Google Maps Goes Public
He%o World is first
Google Map API which
users can view the code
lega%y!
June 20-29, 2005
Google Maps API?

API (Application           Enables Crowdsourcing
Programming Interface)
                           APIs ...
In the beginning...
            Google Map Mash-ups
            required in-depth
            knowledge of:
              ...
Then the world
  changed...
3d Earth Application
                Google Earth
                Released
                June 28, 2005
3d Modeling

       Google SketchUp
       April 27, 2006
       sketchup.google.com
       3D warehouse of models
       ...
Google Changes the Game...

My Maps is a GUI
for the Google Maps
API
Free to anyone
Great way to create
quick maps to shar...
Bloggers begin to chat...
Then along comes StreetView

               May 2007
               Ability to see a street
               level view
    ...
StreetView... a Skeptics View
Mapping becomes
     fun?
Mash-up Examples
Tornado History     Poetry Atlas
Mapping Project
                    Hotel Rooms
Hurricane Mapping
      ...
Map Mash-up Time!
Quick View of Google MyMaps
Objective

Create custom Google Map Mash-up

Include on your map:

  line, polygon, point

  Information bubble includes l...
Go!
Additional Mash-up
      Sources
Non-Google Mash-up Resources



Yahoo Maps -
maps.yahoo.com

Bing Maps -
bing.com/maps
Need Inspiration?


Google Maps Mania
googlemapsmania.blogspot.com
Classroom
Applications
Possibilities include
History        Environmental Science

Anthropology   Engineering

Sociology      Psychology

Nursing...
Let’s Brainstorm!



How could you use a Map Mash-up in your course?
Research Implication?
KML Creation
KML Creation Resources


Google My Maps

DNR Garmin

Spreadsheet Mapper

ArcGIS
Spreadsheet Mapper
tables.googlelabs.com
                        Google Fusion Tables
Google Map Viewer




    Requirement: Web accessible KML file
ArcGIS KML Generator
Let’s Create Another
   Map Mash-up
Advanced
Map Mash-ups
Customize your Map

Google Maps API - http://code.google.com/apis/maps/

Google Maps Code Playground

Google Earth API - h...
Help along the way
Google Maps API Tutorial - multiple examples!
Thank
     You!
    Michael Howser
  AOL: uconnmhowser
michael.howser@uconn.edu
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Presented on March 16, 2009 by Michael Howser at Fairfield University as a workshop for the Faculty and Professional Learning Communities Program.

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Mapping for Academic Success

  1. 1. Mapping for Academic Success A Workshop & Discussion Presented by: Michael Howser
  2. 2. Map Making in the 1940s
  3. 3. Putting Geo & Maps in Context
  4. 4. The Future According to... Mobile tech explosion GPS devices more common Mash-ups Photo ta$ing Geo is becoming cool?
  5. 5. What is Geo-everything?
  6. 6. Map Mash-ups? First know mash-ups Housing Map – May 2005 Chicago Crime Map – May 2005
  7. 7. Google Maps Goes Public He%o World is first Google Map API which users can view the code lega%y! June 20-29, 2005
  8. 8. Google Maps API? API (Application Enables Crowdsourcing Programming Interface) APIs tend to lead to user provides developers code )iendly interfaces... to create applications
  9. 9. In the beginning... Google Map Mash-ups required in-depth knowledge of: Javascript HTML/XHTML Web server space to host data/map
  10. 10. Then the world changed...
  11. 11. 3d Earth Application Google Earth Released June 28, 2005
  12. 12. 3d Modeling Google SketchUp April 27, 2006 sketchup.google.com 3D warehouse of models Design Competitions
  13. 13. Google Changes the Game... My Maps is a GUI for the Google Maps API Free to anyone Great way to create quick maps to share! April 5, 2007
  14. 14. Bloggers begin to chat...
  15. 15. Then along comes StreetView May 2007 Ability to see a street level view Google took a% the photos License plates & faces blurred
  16. 16. StreetView... a Skeptics View
  17. 17. Mapping becomes fun?
  18. 18. Mash-up Examples Tornado History Poetry Atlas Mapping Project Hotel Rooms Hurricane Mapping Ce% Phone Reception Earthquake Data I’m Waiting here Bi%ionaires Map Thousands more!
  19. 19. Map Mash-up Time!
  20. 20. Quick View of Google MyMaps
  21. 21. Objective Create custom Google Map Mash-up Include on your map: line, polygon, point Information bubble includes link to anther website
  22. 22. Go!
  23. 23. Additional Mash-up Sources
  24. 24. Non-Google Mash-up Resources Yahoo Maps - maps.yahoo.com Bing Maps - bing.com/maps
  25. 25. Need Inspiration? Google Maps Mania googlemapsmania.blogspot.com
  26. 26. Classroom Applications
  27. 27. Possibilities include History Environmental Science Anthropology Engineering Sociology Psychology Nursing Music Marketing Art & Art History Journalism and many more..
  28. 28. Let’s Brainstorm! How could you use a Map Mash-up in your course?
  29. 29. Research Implication?
  30. 30. KML Creation
  31. 31. KML Creation Resources Google My Maps DNR Garmin Spreadsheet Mapper ArcGIS
  32. 32. Spreadsheet Mapper
  33. 33. tables.googlelabs.com Google Fusion Tables
  34. 34. Google Map Viewer Requirement: Web accessible KML file
  35. 35. ArcGIS KML Generator
  36. 36. Let’s Create Another Map Mash-up
  37. 37. Advanced Map Mash-ups
  38. 38. Customize your Map Google Maps API - http://code.google.com/apis/maps/ Google Maps Code Playground Google Earth API - http://code.google.com/apis/earth/ Google Earth Code Playground
  39. 39. Help along the way Google Maps API Tutorial - multiple examples!
  40. 40. Thank You! Michael Howser AOL: uconnmhowser michael.howser@uconn.edu
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