I sent an email to IT-Discuss toward the end of June asking about campus
geographic data that could be used to improve the Continuing Education
course listings. I was directed to the UVM Web Team, and sure enough
they are developing a new campus map. Interestingly enough, a person I
knew from my UG years here, Andrew Guertin, is the person working on it.
From my recollection, they were waiting for new data that's expected
this fall. Andrew informed me that if I'm able to map a building ID from
Banner to a FAMIS building ID, that I should be able to easily integrate
with the upcoming campus map.
The last place I left off in my exploration was in an email series with
SAA. The only information I gathered about the consistency of geographic
data at UVM from that is that the location data from the LDAP / UVM
Directory server is either hand-supplied (LDAP uvmEduOfficeLocation), or
is populated by Banner/PeopleSoft, and is therefore as accurate as the
data in the Banner/PeopleSoft systems.
I followed up asking if there's a bridge between Banner, PeopleSoft,
and, in particular, FAMIS. I never really got a response. I'd think that
if there isn't a bridge, and new data is about to be collected, it would
be an opportune time to develop processes to maintain data consistency
for the campus' geographic data across systems. If not, then in order
for anyone to interface with the campus map based on course data, they'd
have to manually build a lookup table.
Does anyone have any recommendations on how I should follow up?