Automating the production of map interfaces for digital collections using Google API's

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College J. Willard Marriott Library
Department Digital Library Services
Creator Neatrour, Anna; Morrow, Anne; Rockwell, Kenneth W.; Witkowski, Alan J.
Title Automating the production of map interfaces for digital collections using Google API's
Date 2011
Description Many digital Libraries are interested in taking advantage of the GIS mapping capabilities provided by GoogLe Maps and GoogLe Earth. The DigitaL Ventures Division of the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library has successfully completed an innovative automated process in which descriptive metadata in the form of pLace names was used to determine Latitude and Longitude coordinates for digitaL collection items. By enhancing digitaL collection metadata in this fashion, hundreds of records were updated without data entry from project staff. This article wiLL provide an overview of using the GoogLe application programming interface (API) to return geographic coordinate data, the scripting process with XML digitaL collection data, and the use of online tooLs and Microsoft Excel to upLoad digitaL collection data to GoogLe Earth and Google Maps. The ability to automate metadata changes opens up a variety of possibilities for digitaL Library administrators and collection managers.
Type Text
Publisher D-Lib Magazine
Volume 17
Issue 9/10
DOI doi:10.104S/september2011-neatrour
Subject digital libraries, gis, geocoding, maps, KML, Graphical user interfaces, Google Maps
Subject LCSH Graphical user interfaces (Computer systems)
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Neatrour, Anna; Morrow, Anne; Rockwell, Kenneth W.; Witkowski, Alan J. (2011). Automating the production of map interfaces for digital collections. D-Lib Magazine 17(9/10).
Rights Management ©Anna Neatrour, Anne Morrow, Ken Rockwell, and Alan Witkowski
Format Medium application/pdf
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Source doi:10.104S/september2011-neatrour
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2017-11-30
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s61551d7
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