Our students are currently working on such topics as open data, national-scale base map production, web mapping, tax assessor and planning analysis and 3D modeling.
(campus map image)
[Sampling of maps including: arboretum, hydrants, bond issue, etc…]So, naturally we produce a set of maps for Rowan’s administration. Being the GIS people, we can produce high-quality maps that are based on our internally-collected data able the campus and any additional data provided to us. We maintain a list of different codes and identifiers so that when data comes from any source, FAMIS, SchoolDude, Banner, 25Live, we can quickly link that data to GIS and depict it graphically.
[Sampling of GIS applications, such as web maps, Google Earth, ArcGIS, ArcLogistics…]
Purchased with nj national guard, build geography department
NJAPPA 2012 - Campus Facilities
Facilities & GIS
Who are we?Rowan University GeoLab• John Reiser Campus GIS Specialist• Michael King GIS Associate• Christopher Nagy GIS Associate
• The Geospatial Research Lab is housed in the Department of Geography & Environment.• We support the department through research projects, computer lab & GIS infrastructure management.• Some of the best students in our department are paid interns for the GeoLab gaining experience on myriad projects.
Our relationship with Facilities• Introduced to Facilities by a former administrator.• Began producing updates to campus maps.• Evolved into on-demand map production services.• MOU between G&E and Facilities outlining deliverables, compensation, access to data, etc.
Geographic Information Systems• GIS is a system that can “ –••
GIS Instruction at Rowan• Recently approved Bachelors of Science in GIS.• GIS part of Geography curriculum since 1980s.• Full curriculum dealing with cartography, data management, visualization practices, 3D modeling, spatial analysis, remote sensing and web mapping.• Students are well prepared for the workforce or for graduate studies.
Student Involvement• Without reliable data, GIS is not very powerful.• Our GIS database began with a CAD document produced by a consultant.• Student efforts have made our DB grow to include new features and updates to existing data.• Students participate in all facets of our work, from data collection to project management.
Benefits of Student GISWorkers Do not need to outsource work Availability of student workers Cost effective Hands on work experience for students Flexible work schedule for students Exposure to working environments
Benefits of Student GISWorkers Paid internship Supports our school Networking Connectivity to Campus Administrators
Student Involvement• Student involvement is key to the success of the GeoLab and our relationship with Facilities.• Bright minds looking to create an impact.• Look internally to the greater university community.
More than static maps.• GIS is a great tool to have for map production, but it is far more valuable than that.• GPS is great for data collection, but with thousands of GPS-enabled mobile devices on campus every day, we need to begin thinking about GPS as more than just an engineering tool.• GIS, coupled with near-ubiquitous Internet connections, can provide constant updates and immediate feedback.
Campus Viewer• Web map was pulled together the day before Irene made landfall in New Jersey.• Contour data was generated from public LIDAR data sources & overlaid on campus facilities data, such as locations of storm drains.• Links were sent out to Facilities and Public Safety.
Common Operating Picture• The DoD and the National Guard are moving towards sharing situational information internally via intranet using a web map interface.• New Hampshire has made great strides towards a networked COP.• Coupled to the E911 system, they can visualize both the need for emergency response throughout the State and where resources are currently allocated.
Making Facilities Visible• Students rely on Facilities every day they are on campus, but often have no idea about Facilities.• We are working with Facilities Administration on some projects to help improve the visibility of Facilities to the students & greater community.
Disseminating Campus Information• Using GIS through a web interface allows for many potential projects that would benefit and interest the greater community: – Campus virtual tours for potential students – Public tours of available art and scupture – Smartphone-based walking tour of an arboretum – Graffiti and vandalism reporting – General campus wayfinding: getting there from here!
http://gis.rowan.edu/projects/finder Space Finder!
Geolocation: will bring up your current locationin relation to the selected room.
Loads today’s events for the selectedspace from 25Live.
Geolocation: will bring up your current locationin relation to the selected room.Brings up 25Live in a new window.Quick peek at the room capacity.Loads today’s events for the selectedspace from 25Live.
Improving the Space Finder• Interior photos of every space.• Using OpenStreetMap/MapQuest, incorporate walking directions to spaces on campus.• User authentication: – Students can have their course schedule visualized on a campus map, with walking directions. – Event Services staff will be able to reserve & monitor – Public Safety can have a COP that will depict an estimated amount of students in a given building, based on enrollment data
Software Services• Portions of the Space Finder application will be made available through the GPL on GitHub. (In plain English, parts of the software will be free for anyone’s use.)
Power of GIS• The capabilities of GIS are clear.• Many potential uses for facilities managers.• Used by many in a variety of academic departments and an internal collaboration like the one at Rowan is likely at your institution.• Students are a great resource and are capable of assisting you on great projects.
Thank you!Rowan University John ReiserGeospatial Research Lab Campus GIS Specialisthttp://gis.rowan.edu/ firstname.lastname@example.org 856-256-4817@rowangeolab @johnjreiser