Campus WebGIS Project

The UWF Interactive Campus Web-GIS is a project by the UWF GeoData Center to promote use of GeoSpatial technology and to raise awareness of the geography of our 1600+ acre campus.


Environmental Studies students performed much of the initial work in building the application and anyone is welcome to contribute. The map can run in any major browser with Flash installed. Unfortunately this limits the current version to desktop only.

Current Capabilities

  • Buildings -Click on a building to find information on the building including building name, number, contained departments and building photos. Layer is also searchable by building number, departments present and keywords (include building number, name, departments and sub-department units, programs, facilities, WEPA print kiosks and even some people).
  • Parking Lots - Searchable by lot letter or type of spaces present.
  • Link to current photo of weather on campus taken from library roof.
  • Drawing tools to create custom markings before printing. Note that drawings cannot be saved and will be erased upon leaving your session.
  • Create a printable map.

Layers containing the following can be displayed or hidden through using the "Add Map Layers" button at the top right.

  • Parking spaces displayed by color.
  • Emergency "Blue Light" Phones
  • Food service locations on campus. Clicking on icons will show information about each location.
  • Points of interest relating to recreational activities. Clicking on these points returns a description of what is there and a link to the relvant website for more information. A photo is included for many locations.
  • Trolley route and stops.
  • Campus hiking and nature trails.
  • Disc golf course.
  • Overlay of Campus Master Plan 2011-2021
  • Current Aerial Photograph (taken Jan 2013)
  • Historical Aerial Photographs (1965 & 1974)

Contributing

Contributing additional layers or functionality to the map is encouraged! Student organizations, courses, departments, or individuals are all welcome to collect and organize information for the map or to lend programming expertise to the application. A form to initiate a contribution proposal and more information about how to contribute will be available soon.

Credits

Thanks to the following Environmental Studies students for perfomring much of the work in organizing the basemap data and building the initial application:

  • Joshua Jackson
  • David Ludwig
  • Aaron Craker
  • Zackary Leady

For more information contact Nathan McKinney [nmckinney@uwf.edu].

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