URPL 590

Contemporary Topics in Urban and Regional Planning:
Mapping Mashups


Source: Walk Score

Department of Urban and Regional Planning,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Spring 2009 -- 2 credits

David Hart, GIS Specialist,
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
Email: dhart *at* aqua.wisc.edu
Phone: (608) 262-6515

AJ Wortley, Senior Outreach Specialist,
Wisconsin State Cartographer's Office
Email: lwortley *at* wisc.edu
Phone: (608) 265-8106

Tuesdays, 2:30 to 3:45 p.m.
Thursdays, 2:30 to 4:15 p.m.

Lectures: 208 Old Music Hall
Labs: URPL Computer Lab

Quick Links

Workshop Products
Workshop Resources
Workshop Schedule
Links
* Mashup Tools and Technology *
* Mashup Development Resources *
* Blogs *
* Data Sources *

Creation of geospatial data is accelerating at a rapid pace. Increasingly, these geospatial data are being made accessible on-line as web services. Innovative organizations have begun to integrate these web services and develop web mapping applications that can be used for a variety of purposes. An example is Walk Score (http://www.walkscore.com/) that lets the user calculate the “walkability” of their neighborhood along with a listing of the closest business in a variety of categories. Recently, software has been developed that lets people without extensive computer programming skills develop mapping applications that pull data from multiple distributed sources. These applications are referred to as “mapping mashups.” This course will nurture an understanding of the mashup phenomenon and provide “hands-on” experience on the use of Google Maps, Google Earth, and selected open source tools to develop web mapping applications.


Workshop Products

Mapping Mashup Gallery, (Assignment #1)
The purpose of the mashup gallery assignment was to discover an innovative mapping mashup in your area of interest, prepare a summary and post it on a collaborative weblog, and share the summrary through a presentation to the class. Mapping Mashup Tutorials, (Assignment #2)
The purpose of the tutorial assignment was to build proficiency in mashup methods and share knowledge of those methods. Mapping Mashup Student Projects, (Assignment #3)
The final assignment was to develop a mapping mashup that meets a social or business purpose. Student projects were presented as part of a web conference on May 7, 2009. Here is a link to instructions to access the archive of the web conference (streaming video - total time 2 hours, audio starts at 8 minutes, 30 seconds).

Workshop Resources

Background
Syllabus (pdf file)
Flyer (pdf file)

Collaborative Technologies
Blog (wikipedia definition), WordPress, [Course Blog]
Social Bookmarking (wikipedia definition), Delicious, [Course Bookmarks]
Discussion Forum (wikipedia definition), Learn@UW (UW-Madison campus resource, login required)
Web Hosting Service (wikipedia definition), MyWebSpace (UW-Madison campus resource, login required)
Web Conferencing (wikipedia definition), WisLine Web (UW-Extension)

Textbook (optional)
Sherman, Gary. 2008. Desktop GIS: Mapping the Planet with Open Source. Pragmatic Bookshelf.


Workshop Schedule

Week 6

Tuesday, February 24
Workshop Overview, Introductions, Technologies at UW-Madison that Support Collaboration, Jeff Bohrer and John Thomson, DoIT

Thursday, February 26
Overview of mapping mashups – part 1, AJ Wortley, State Cartographer's Office


Week 7

Tuesday, March 3
Overview of mapping mashups – part 2, AJ Wortley, State Cartographer's Office

Thursday, March 5
Mapping Mashup Gallery, (individual presentations)

Assignment 1: Mapping Mashup Gallery, due Thursday, March 5.


Week 8

Tuesday, March 10
Mapping Mashup technology/tools, Overview of Great Lakes data/map services, David Hart, UW Sea Grant and Jerry Sullivan, Wisconsin DNR

Thursday, March 12
Mapping Mashup Tutorial work session


Week 9

Week of March 16th
SPRING BREAK


Week 10

Tuesday, March 24
Map Builder Demo, AJ Wortley, State Cartographer's Office

Thursday, March 26
Mapping Mashup Tutorial work session


Week 11

Tuesday, March 31
Mapping Mashup Tutorial work session

Thursday, April 2
Mapping Mashup Tutorial work session

Assignment 2: Mapping Mashup Tutorial, due Friday, April 3.


Week 12

Tuesday, April 7
Mapping Mashup Project scoping

Thursday, April 9
Mapping Mashup Project work session


Week 13

Tuesday, April 14
Mapping Mashup Project work session

Thursday, April 16
Mapping Mashup Project work session


Week 14

Tuesday, April 21
Mapping Mashup Project work session

Thursday, April 23
Mapping Mashup Project work session


Week 15

Tuesday, April 28
KML for Mapping Mashups, Pete Giencke, Google
Instructions to access the web conference for Pete's presentation (streaming video - total time 1hr: 4 min, audio starts at 5 min: 28 sec) Thursday, April 30
Mapping Mashup Project work session


Week 16

Tuesday, May 5
Mapping Mashup Student Project Presentations - dry run

Thursday, May 7
Mapping Mashup Student Project Presentations - Room 227, Pyle Center
Instructions to access the web conference of student presentations (streaming video - total time 2hrs: 1 min, audio starts at 8 min: 30 sec)

Assignment 3: Mapping Mashup Project, due Tuesday, May 5.


Links

Mashup Tools and Technologies Mashup Development Resources Blogs Data Sources


Last modified on May 13, 2009