Mashups for Planning, Technology Division Webinar Series

APA Technology Division

#3008150

Thursday, February 19, 2009
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. MST

Denver, CO, United States

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Overview

During this webinar, participants will learn about mashups, and how they can be used in planning. Mashups, which take multiple technical tools and combine them to create new tools and compare new information, are increasingly part of the online experience. Mashups that link spatial information to other data are particularly useful for planners. This webinar will focus on: What is a mashup?, Existing mashups, and Creating Your Own Mashup. The webinar will introduce mashups and describe existing mashups that planners could easily employ in their own communities. There will be some technical discussion of how to create mashups, but primarily the webinar will focus on the use of existing mashups and some basics on how they are created. Mashups are a very valuable tool for planners to understand and use. They are free, relatively easy to use and create, and link important information about places to maps so that citizens can readily explore and understand information related to their communities.