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Some folks here have signed up with google maps...kind of a surprise to us and facilities.. Can anyone share experiences they have had...or not...with Google maps? Especially those who might have allowed mapping of building interiors? How did you decide what areas to "blackout'? Thanks, Randy -- Randy Gaines Chief Information Officer Idaho State University gainrand@isu.edu 208-282-2499 http://www.isu.edu Leading in opportunity and innovation ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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Randy:

We see it as part of an emergency system such that when a student uses their cell phone to contact campus police we can locate the call within the building as opposed to just the building.  It will also provide convenient location information to campus visitors. We asked the facilities and campus police to tell us what they wanted blocked. The newer challenge is that there are two major mapping systems spending on the device, iOS and Android.  With the rumored Google mapping app for iOS perhaps that will be less of a problem. 

We have signed a contract with Google and provided data to them for this project.



Chuck White

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V.P. Information Resources
Professor, Psychology
Trinity University

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We only list room numbers as our departments and functions tend to move around and marked only publicly accessible areas, like stairwells and elevators and bathrooms. Some buildings that don't have frequent visitors didn't get mapped and some, like campus police, didn't either. We looked at it as a wayfaring tool and not a duplicate of the blueprints. In the end, everything that's listed is open to anyone who walks in the building and areas like maintenance rooms aren't listed. _____________________ Steve Swartz Chief Information Officer Fitchburg State University 978-665-4444
Hi All

    We mapped Clapp Library at Wellesley (Google Indoor Maps) and are very pleased with the way it came out. We are in negotiations with Google to add the call numbers for the stacks, but we have meeting rooms, office numbers, restrooms & lecture halls all marked. We also did the streetview of the campus when they brought their trikes and the vans to film our beautiful campus. It takes a while for them to process it, so we are waiting for it.

-- Ravi
CIO, Wellesley College
Google Voice - 860-631-RAVI



Message from mike.cunningham@pct.edu

How does one go about asking Google to come on campus to do this?

 

From: The EDUCAUSE CIO Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Ravi Ravishanker
Sent: Friday, November 16, 2012 12:21 PM
To: CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [CIO] google maps

 

Hi All

 

    We mapped Clapp Library at Wellesley (Google Indoor Maps) and are very pleased with the way it came out. We are in negotiations with Google to add the call numbers for the stacks, but we have meeting rooms, office numbers, restrooms & lecture halls all marked. We also did the streetview of the campus when they brought their trikes and the vans to film our beautiful campus. It takes a while for them to process it, so we are waiting for it.

 

-- Ravi

CIO, Wellesley College

Google Voice - 860-631-RAVI