The four Texas datasets were tested in Goggle Earth. Google Earth was found to be too akward, and not supported by various platforms.
KML file size was a limitation with Google Maps API. Google Earth was used to export data for the relevant county. Of the dataset, only two had data within the county.
The two datasets for the county were used to create a fusion table. Data was correct in the table but was overwriten upon the KML Layer rendering.
To be able to view the data in the short term a selectable layer approach was taken.
For analysis of toxicity of rainwater to aid in decision as to whether or not to drink it.
Selectable layer viewing of data, feasibility study. Mobile phone location detection.
Next steps may include:
* Determine if conversion to tile sets is required
* Determine if KML dataset edits are required
* Test Network Links
* Possibly prototype SQL created fusion table to handle overwrite problem
The vision for this application is that it will have the capacity to provide information concerning water quality, watershed quality, air quality, and a variety of other pieces of environmentally related information so as to expose the user to the realities of their surroundings. Additionally, this application allows individuals to not only pinpoint their geographic locations and about a 30 mile radius around their location, but it places them in their legislative districts so as to allow them to learn who they can begin to contact so as to turn around, if necessary, a situation of concern. This application synthesizes data together which has never before been compiled in this manner so as to achieve top levels of transparency and to increase citizen participation in the democratic process.
Transparency is a notion which is tossed around often times during periods of election or scandal. The goal of this application is allow for a window of transparency to be open at all times as it pertains to environmental and climate change. Awareness and awareness through connectedness are theoretically the mile makers which must be surpassed in order for mobilization and action to be reached. In order for those realities of what environmental and climate change will do to our planet and species to reach the surface of our societies routine, those mile makers of awareness and awareness through connectedness must be focused on. Once awareness is achieved, mobilization and a shift from an apathetic attitude to an active attitude is far easier to instigate.
Example front end app for consuming and displaying VicAlert data
See http://www.rhok.org/solutions/vicalert to view the platform that this mashup was built upon.
Code will be place on github in coming days.
Presentation uploaded in its very rough form here:
It will be cleaned up like the other stuff over the coming days/week. You can see the speaker notes for each slide to see a bit more detail on what we spoke about.