The campus map was created with the goal of providing access to campus data and resources in an intuitive interface. We think spatially, so an interactive map was the obvious choice.
This map was developed with mostly open-source software. The software used to present the map on the web is all open-source, and the geographic data was edited in ArcGIS.
The four pieces of software that we use are:
To get an idea for the process we went through from raw geographic data to the finished product, check out our powerpoint presentation:
We have provided a couple of hooks that you can use to access our data
This functionality is called GEORSS. You can either provide a comma separated list of building codes (example 1) or you can provide a search term (example 2).
Using the rendering engine called Mapnik, we are able to produce high quality print maps as well as web maps. Take a look at this example. We are able to produce maps with any of the layer options overlayed on top of the base map.