Mapping for Academic Success

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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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