Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Had a serious meeting at MIT (followed by dinner at Miracle of Science) with Mike Burns (back from Germany) and Saul Farber (MassGIS) discussing the development of the open-source suite of web services leading to PloppIT, starting from PlopMap, to PlopData and then PlopMedia. The concepts are simple: to be able to easily upload map layers, data tables and multimedia files onto an online server, then link them all and display them through a web browser. Easier said than done... Our goal is to release everything by September.
Step one: upload map layers (without styling them). Estimated time investment = 40 hours. Mike and Saul will split up tasks, with Saul focusing on the backend data management and Mike focusing on the Javascript frontend. We'll keep you posted.
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