About the Map
The interactive campus map was created with a variety of tools and datasets. Almost everything was built upon open-source tools and code. Without these amazing resources this project would not have been possible. It was built by the UM Web Technology Services group. The same data and applications were used to create many of the printable maps.
- The map layers were created with the fantastic Tilemill map design studio created by Mapbox.
- The map tiles are being served up by the python-based Tilestache application created by Michal Migurski and others.
- GIS data manipulation was done with the open-source Quantum GIS
- All of the data for the application and the map tiles are stored in a PostgreSQL database with PostGIS.
- Data on campus was initially sourced from campus CAD drawings and imported into a GIS.
- Off campus data is Openstreetmap data provided under their Creative Commons license
- The Arboretum layer was created was generated from the Montana State Arboretum dataset curated by the UM College of Forestry and Conservation.
- The Sustainabilty layer was created by the UM Office for Sustainability
- The off-campus data for the Black and White map is Openstreetmap data styled with Aaron Lidman's Toner-for-Tilemill project which was initally inspired by Stamen's Toner Map.
- The off-campus data for the color map is Openstreetmap data styled with a modified version of Mapbox's OSM Bright project.
- Point icons from these sources:
- Some color advice from the ColorBrewer project