The enhancements that I’ve been making to the interactive map on The City of Pasadena’s web site went live yesterday!
About the Project
The Google Maps based interactive map was originally developed (by another consulting firm) to help residents identify what neighborhood and city council districts they lived in. A user entered an address, and the page would display a marker on the map with an info window listing the location’s city and neighborhood council districts. Below the map the page would show a street view panorama of the location. The user also had the option of viewing the city council district boundaries on the the map as KML overlays.
The City wanted to enhance the page by also displaying nearby features (such as libraries, transit stations, etc.) on both the map and the list.
In addition to adding the new features to the map and list, The City wanted a new page that showed the same information in a printer friendly format.
A Google Maps API, SQL Server 2008, and ASP.Net Implementation
With my new framework in place, the rest of the work involved tying all the services together into an easy to use UI using jQuery, HTML, and CSS. You can play with the application yourself at:
I’d love to hear your feedback!