I hope your work breathes some life into the need to a solid UVM base map Jacob. Here is a little Esri corporate article on what University of Rochester is doing with 3D GIS - http://bit.ly/nUHLRP
Expensive to set up, but probably worth it in the long run.
University of Vermont
Spatial Analysis Laboratory
Web site: www.uvm.edu/~joneildu
On Aug 15, 2011, at 1:01 PM, Jacob Beauregard wrote:
> 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?