Campus Map question

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29 Jun, 2016 03:13 PM


We're looking to upgrade our campus map to a Google Map and I found the campus map site Hannon Hill included on the Server Exchange.

I imported the site and I'm not sure it's working like it supposed to or how Penny presented it at the conference. I've messed with the settings and and tried to include our own KML file and nothing seems to change. It's just looks like an embedded google map.

Am I missing something?

  1. 1 Posted by graham.lewis on 29 Jun, 2016 03:28 PM

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    For for the icons and kml file to show, they need to be published first. It can only display live files.

    Also, you need to update the Site URL that is in the Categories block to reflect where the map is being published.

    See if that helps.

    • Graham
  2. 2 Posted by graham.lewis on 01 Jul, 2016 04:10 PM

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    I just wanted to reach back out to see if that worked for you. Hope all is well!

  3. 3 Posted by matthew.wren on 01 Jul, 2016 05:00 PM

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    Pretty good so far!

    I'm just running into issues connecting to the toggles on the right side of the site with our school's KML layer and the icons for the different portions of the campus disappeared.

    Any ideas/suggestions as to solve this?

  4. 4 Posted by graham.lewis on 01 Jul, 2016 05:03 PM

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    Are you wanting the toggles on the right to turn on or off the different KML layers? or are you trying to show the layers and then turn on or off the different markers on top of the layers?


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  5. 5 Posted by matthew.wren on 01 Jul, 2016 05:05 PM

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    I think I'd like them to do the different KML layers. But without the icons now I guess I'm just confused haha.

    I'm not sure what I did differently to make the icons not work. I just changed the location and uploaded a different KML file.

  6. 6 Posted by graham.lewis on 06 Jul, 2016 03:19 PM

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    If you changed the path, you might need to update the format to have the current path. Some of the path had to be hard coded since it was live files.

    If you are wanting to toggle layers, you would also need to update the format to have those layers toggle. Currently only the icons can toggle.

  7. 7 Posted by matthew.wren on 18 Jul, 2016 05:31 PM

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    I was able to figure that out thanks!

    I have another question...I'm trying to implement this into our template. In order to do it I changed it from being a page to a block. All the content in now in a block with the same data definiton. This seems to work out fine in the bare-bones campus map page but it doesn't display the content when within another template.

    I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong that prevents it from displaying it the same way. Maybe I forgot something?

  8. 8 Posted by graham.lewis on 19 Jul, 2016 01:33 PM

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    Does it work at all once you change it from a page to a block?

    Also, it might be easier to add the needed template regions to the map
    template so that it works the same.

    Graham Lewis
    Sales Engineer, Hannon Hill
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  9. 9 Posted by matthew.wren on 28 Jul, 2016 06:13 PM

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    Hey Graham,

    I got it partially working but I'm not sure this current campus map will suite our needs.

    My director was going through emails from a little over a year ago and you had posted something to the Higher Education Cascade User Group List.

    You had help create the Jacksonville Campus map. How did you go about achieving this look and feel for a campus map and did you even end up integrating it into Cascade?

  10. 10 Posted by graham.lewis on 19 Aug, 2016 04:32 PM

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    Sorry for the delayed response. We didn't end up putting it in Cascade, but for sure some aspects of it could have been. We wanted to mimic the look of Campus Bird without having to pay the money for it.

    We did a few different things:

    • We built the overlay using photoshop
    • We used software to slice it and overlay on top of google maps (i'm trying to find the software and will get back to you with the name)
    • Then we used the same concept as the Campus Map module to toggle on and off different icons

    I can put you in contact with Chris Newsome (he was the other guy on the Web Team w/ me at JSU and he is still there)

  11. 11 Posted by matthew.wren on 19 Aug, 2016 04:32 PM

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    I will be out of the office from Friday 08/12/2016 - Friday 08/19/2016. I will be available again on Monday 08/22/2016.

    Thank you.

    -Matthew Wren

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