You may have heard of the term ‘Mash-up‘ relating to Web 2.0 sites, but what does it mean? In its simplest form a mash-up is a webpage that can display information mashed together from several sources to become another source. For instance listing earthquake activity with its location is very useful, but plotting that data in real-time on a map by mashing together earthquake activity and mapping data is a more useful way of looking at the information.
We have been thinking about making use of mapping services for quite a while now, some of which has already been put into practice by our web team. This is just the first stages of what can be achieved by taking advantage of mashing together our own data, and public service data.
For instance, lets mash together our interactive map of Streatham, Goolge street view, and everytrail GPS route planning to enable fantastic 3D tours (click the earth to play) encompassing video and audio, to give enhanced information to visitors, and even worldwide marketing of the University Campus.