CrowdCartography:Mobile crowdsourcing of university facilities mapping
Track: Facilities Operations and Maintenance
Authors: Bob Nichols
After 40 years rapidly expanding its 1700+ acre campus, Washington State University found its primarily paper-based facilities maps were inaccessible and inaccurate. Leveraging GIS and Silverlight, we built a crowdsourcing web app that enables everyone in the 375 person Facilities Department to look at the same maps and data and, importantly, update this data as they work in the field. We will share lessons learned designing a crowdsourcing user experience with GIS that has saved time and money.