From now on you can find a new project in my portfolio – MapView! MapView is a software for visualizing off-screen objects on Google Maps map data. It has been developed by Judith Junge, Lisa Wertig and myself as part of our “information visualization” course at the Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg. Huge credits go to Professor Dr.-Ing Raimund Dachselt, Dipl.-Ing. Mathias Frisch and Dipl-Medieninf. Martin Spindler, who gave a lot of advice and tips while creating the software.
MapView basically is an interactive viewer for visualizing geographical locations on a map and allows all necessary interaction and navigation. The program’s main goal was to visualize objects that are outside the currently visible map area, which is essential for navigation and becomes more and more important as screen sizes and devices shrink and handheld navigation devices such as smartphones gain popularity.
So please feel free to check out the project page and try the software! Also please feel free to comment and give feedback! We would love to hear your opinion! Thank you!