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MAGIC 2.0: Maps and Geographic
    Data meet Interactivity
        http://magic.lib.uconn.edu

 Digitizing the Past to Empower
               21st Century Research
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
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
MAGIC 2.0 Online Maps
1




                      Special Thanks to: Benjamin Spaulding

Jan 2009   Feb 2009      Mar 2009       Apr 2009       May 2009
Horizon Report 2009
2    •     Geotagging
     •     GPS
     •     Geolocation
     •     Flickr
     •     Google
           Maps/Earth




Jan 2009      Feb 2009   Mar 2009   Apr 2009   May 2009
MAGIC News & Updates
3     Blogger
      • Easy to
        update
      • Free
      • RSS
      • Multiple
        Authors



Jan 2009   Feb 2009   Mar 2009   Apr 2009   May 2009
Website
4




Jan 2009   Feb 2009   Mar 2009   Apr 2009   May 2009
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
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
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
Cooliris + Flickr
6




Jan 2009   Feb 2009   Mar 2009   Apr 2009   May 2009
Historical Maps Transformed
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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UConn Ed Tech Net Presentation May 15 2009

  • 1. MAGIC 2.0: Maps and Geographic Data meet Interactivity http://magic.lib.uconn.edu Digitizing the Past to Empower 21st Century Research
  • 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. 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. MAGIC 2.0 Online Maps 1 Special Thanks to: Benjamin Spaulding Jan 2009 Feb 2009 Mar 2009 Apr 2009 May 2009
  • 5. Horizon Report 2009 2 • Geotagging • GPS • Geolocation • Flickr • Google Maps/Earth Jan 2009 Feb 2009 Mar 2009 Apr 2009 May 2009
  • 6. MAGIC News & Updates 3 Blogger • Easy to update • Free • RSS • Multiple Authors Jan 2009 Feb 2009 Mar 2009 Apr 2009 May 2009
  • 7. Website 4 Jan 2009 Feb 2009 Mar 2009 Apr 2009 May 2009
  • 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. 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. 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. Cooliris + Flickr 6 Jan 2009 Feb 2009 Mar 2009 Apr 2009 May 2009
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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