wnylegend.com

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Wnylegend.com

Putting WNY Back on the Map

Meeting 1

August 3, 2011 2
-
3 PM

Skype for voice,
join.me

for desktop sharing


What is wnylegend.com?

The goal of wnylegend.com is to promote
community, local businesses, and your work
related to the Western New York region, all in
map form.

The maps that will be created are essentially
“Map Stories”

Audience

WNYers

Students (all levels)

Professors

Potential Businesses looking for a place to
startup

Generally, anyone interested in learning more
about the region

Why would you?

Keep your mapping skills sharp

Learn more about the region, either by
contributing or just visiting

Sharing your work online

Providing another way for employers to find out
about you

Bringing businesses here… creating jobs


Features

A “Map a Day” featured prominently on front page, with map story



Submitted by students, eventually with user contributions

Map archive of all submitted maps

A place for users to submit ideas for map topics

Discussion forums for
WNYers
, geographers, and computer scientists

Interactive map people can add to

Accompanying Android/
iPhone

App

A place to promote local businesses

A page to promote geography and computer events, workshops,
people

A place for geographers looking for something to study to get some
ideas from, and hopefully contribute back to

Some criteria

All maps have WNY theme, that promotes the area

Maps need to be thoroughly documented from where
inspiration came from to data and software used


the
goal is that non
-
geographers will be able to learn from
what you have done so they can make their own maps

No restrictions on how it was made… hand drawn, using
web mapping services, regular datasets, QGIS,
ArcGIS
,
etc.

BUT


data that is used must be accessible by anyone.

This is a rough guide to how to create the map:
wnylegend.com/howitwasmade.txt

Phasing

Working on the “theme” or look of website


Built with
Drupal
, a free open source content
management system


The development site: dev.wnylegend.com

Need to design clean site map / structure

Adding and testing features (forums, profiles,
etc)

Populating the site with content



Current status

Drupal is installed

Rough layout of site can be seen on
wnylegend.com

Logo made (Erika)



Left to do

Need to configure
drupal

to show that layout

Need to determine what ‘theme’ to use to make
site look better

Install and test any additional
addons

Set up user permissions


From here

Looking for help in any area, from site
development to just contributing maps

Hoping
existance

of site spreads by word of
mouth




And?



mission statement


what steps need to be taken to "get the ball
rolling". How do we get the website up?


how to make
wnylegend

profitable (
discusiion

couild

be saved for another time)


open discussion for ideas about features of
wny

legend


assign/ volunteer for tasks to try to complete
for next week