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Map Information System and Interactive Campus Map<br />Shawn Whiteside<br />Senior Web Services Programmer/AnalystRocheste...
History<br />Initially part of a project to rename buildings at RIT<br />Evolved into an enterprise data management tool<b...
Requirements<br />Needs to support various forms of data<br />Buildings, Locations in buildings, Paths<br />Needs to work ...
Web-based Clients<br />Functionality <br />Sharing of map views with deep linking<br />Image overlay used to show up to da...
Full Screen Client<br />http://maps.rit.edu<br />
Creating the Map Overlay<br />Created the map image based on Google Map satellite view and campus CAD files<br />The image...
Mobile Client<br />Alternate presentation of map<br />jQuery Mobile framework<br />PHP<br />Simplified view of data<br />A...
Questions?<br />
Extensible Data Model<br />Needed a straight forward, relatively easy to understand data model.<br />Needs to handle diffe...
Web Service Architecture<br />Why did we go this route?<br />We wanted to do something a little bit different than a stand...
Web Service Architecture<br />
Searching<br />Apache Solr – An open source search server<br />Fantastic performance<br />Faceted search capabilities<br /...
Admin Interface<br />Currently have an internal only client that is fairly basic.<br />Plan to integrate with the new clie...
Collecting Map Data<br />Process<br />Challenges<br />Options<br />Mobile gps capture<br />Google Earth<br />Google Map<br...
Challenges<br />Google Map Imagery is not correct<br />Managing our own map layer is challenging<br />Keeping data current...
Marketing<br />Word of mouth<br />Embedding the map into other web pages<br />Linking to it from the main RIT web page<br ...
Future Ideas<br />Integration with the campus events calendar<br />Real-time bus locations<br />Point to point directions<...
Tools and Resources<br />Google Maps JavaScript APIhttp://code.google.com/apis/maps/documentation/javascript/<br />MapTile...
Questions?<br />
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Map Information System and Interactive Campus Map

  1. 1. Map Information System and Interactive Campus Map<br />Shawn Whiteside<br />Senior Web Services Programmer/AnalystRochester Institute of Technology<br />Patrick Reed<br />Web Programmer/AnalystRochester Institute of Technology<br />
  2. 2. History<br />Initially part of a project to rename buildings at RIT<br />Evolved into an enterprise data management tool<br />Our team consisted of one graphic designer and three developers<br />
  3. 3. Requirements<br />Needs to support various forms of data<br />Buildings, Locations in buildings, Paths<br />Needs to work with different maps services<br />Google, Yahoo, Bing, OpenStreetMap, Static<br />Content needs to be searchable<br />Content needs to be shareable<br />
  4. 4. Web-based Clients<br />Functionality <br />Sharing of map views with deep linking<br />Image overlay used to show up to date info<br />Embed map content on external web sites<br />Keyword search functionality<br />Auto suggest search results<br />Familiar interface<br />
  5. 5. Full Screen Client<br />http://maps.rit.edu<br />
  6. 6. Creating the Map Overlay<br />Created the map image based on Google Map satellite view and campus CAD files<br />The image overlay is made up of hundreds of 256 x 256 pixel images<br />Tiled the images with MapTiler<br />Every zoom level has a different set of tiles<br />
  7. 7. Mobile Client<br />Alternate presentation of map<br />jQuery Mobile framework<br />PHP<br />Simplified view of data<br />Automatic redirection<br />
  8. 8. Questions?<br />
  9. 9. Extensible Data Model<br />Needed a straight forward, relatively easy to understand data model.<br />Needs to handle different use cases.<br />Map Data Object has three child components:<br />Map Object<br />Content Objects <br />Tags<br />
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  11. 11. Web Service Architecture<br />Why did we go this route?<br />We wanted to do something a little bit different than a standard map of buildings. <br />A building block for other clients<br />A data source for innovation<br />RIT needed a better way to find places on campus<br />Ultimate goal is to map every public place on campus. (Vending machines, Artwork, etc)<br />
  12. 12. Web Service Architecture<br />
  13. 13. Searching<br />Apache Solr – An open source search server<br />Fantastic performance<br />Faceted search capabilities<br />75% of the Interactive Campus Map calls are supported by this service.<br />
  14. 14. Admin Interface<br />Currently have an internal only client that is fairly basic.<br />Plan to integrate with the new client<br />We plan to have the majority of our dynamic data added programmatically. <br />Content updated manually where needed<br />
  15. 15. Collecting Map Data<br />Process<br />Challenges<br />Options<br />Mobile gps capture<br />Google Earth<br />Google Map<br />Accuracy (or lack of)<br />Roads change width depending on zoom.etc.<br />
  16. 16. Challenges<br />Google Map Imagery is not correct<br />Managing our own map layer is challenging<br />Keeping data current and relevant<br />Limited resources<br />
  17. 17. Marketing<br />Word of mouth<br />Embedding the map into other web pages<br />Linking to it from the main RIT web page<br />Opening the API up to other developers<br />
  18. 18. Future Ideas<br />Integration with the campus events calendar<br />Real-time bus locations<br />Point to point directions<br />Integration with the course catalog<br />Public release of the API<br />Restricted views inside the buildings<br />Development of more map clients <br />
  19. 19. Tools and Resources<br />Google Maps JavaScript APIhttp://code.google.com/apis/maps/documentation/javascript/<br />MapTilerhttp://www.maptiler.org/<br />Apache Solrhttp://lucene.apache.org/solr/<br />Google Earthhttp://www.google.com/earth/index.html<br />RIT Interactive Campus Maphttp://maps.rit.edu<br />
  20. 20. Questions?<br />

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