GEOG 863
GIS Mashups for Geospatial Professionals

Mapping Your Own Data


For this lesson's graded assignment, I'd like you to select your own dataset (perhaps something from your work) and create a mashup that depicts those data on a map. I'm expecting that you'll map a set of points (markers), but you're welcome to try lines and/or polygons instead. You have the option of storing your data in XML, KML, Fusion Table, or shapefile format. When deciding on a format, keep in mind that I want to see a clickable sidebar similar to that discussed earlier in the lesson. The user should be able to click on links in the sidebar to open the info windows associated with the map's features. The lesson didn't provide a detailed outline of coding this behavior for every data format, so you may need to mix and match code from examples and/or consult outside examples.

Finally, I want to point out that the Final Project will also give you an opportunity to map data of your own choosing. Keep that in mind when selecting data and/or functionality to incorporate into this project.


This project is two weeks in length. Please refer to the course Calendar tab, in ANGEL, for the due date.

  1. Post the map with data extracted from your selected dataset along with a clickable sidebar listing selected attribute information to your e-portfolio. (80 of 100 points)
  2. Below the map, include some reflection on what you learned from the lesson and/or any concepts that you found to be confusing (minimum 200 words). (20 of 100 points)
  3. Complete the Lesson 4 quiz.