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ApEx || ColdFusion || XML || Google Maps API
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Welcome to the University of Abertay Dundee's GoogleMap Mashup Application.

SO WHAT IS IT?
It is a way of Intitutes creating their own Institutional Google Maps with points of interest and keeping these maps updated with little or no knowledge of web development. Maps can quickly be updated and information easily delivered and read by the user.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
In order to create the Mashup we have created an Application Express (ApEx) application to allow Institutes to store points of iterest in an Oracle Database - these points of interest consist of data such Longitude, Latitude, Title, Content, Image, Link, Category etc... The data is then extracted from the database and converted into XML files using ColdFusion. The Google Maps API is then used to read these XML files and output the points of interest on a Google Map. Clicking the points of interest shows further details.

View the Google Map Mashup for the University of Abertays points of interest

Adding Plot Point - iTouchMap.com Adding Plot Point - Map Builder Adding a New Plot Point Data
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Flash Movie showing how a plot point can be added using iTouch.com Flash Movie showing how a plot point can be added using mapbuilder.net Flash Movie showing how a plot point is added to the Oracle Database using the ApEx Application

Mashing the Data Viewing the Map Pushing Data to Google Earth
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Flash Movie showing how to mash the plot data into XML Flash Movie showing views of the Google Maps Flash Movie showing plot data in Google Earth - using Aberdeen test data as an example. Plot data mashed into KML.


WHO USES IT?
Aberdeen University  |  View Map
University of Abertay Dundee
Institutional Web Management Workshop 2008  |  View Map

HOW CAN WE SIGN UP TO USE IT?
Email email address for further information.


  
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