Currently, there is no standard format for the inclusion of maps on webpages or web apps built by staff at the University of Edinburgh. Third party solutions are being used which can be inconsistent in design or come at a cost, often both. In many situations maps aren’t being used at all due to lack of experience.
We propose to create a web interface to allow the generation of a web map for inclusion in a project page, MOOC, event webpage etc. The project would make it much easier to include maps in websites and create a much more professional look to those websites.
Through the interface, users could specify the size of the map; upload points, routes or other features to include; or to add functionality like adding markers. The project would include the creation of special University of Edinburgh Cartographic styles using OpenStreetMap data, allowing users to pick a mapping style that suits their purpose; corporate colours for events, topographic map for field study sites etc. We would take styling cues from the UoE GEL and EDINA's experience with cartography.
The final part of the project would include identification of all University of Edinburgh sites and buildings in the OpenStreetMap dataset, making sure they were accurately depicted and had the correct attributes.
Current project status
|Report Date||RAG||Budget||Effort Completed||Effort to complete|
|May 2017||BLUE||22.0 days||23.9 days||0.0|