Database Team Site

:: Colleges & Universities ::

Elizabeth City State University

Home of the Mighty Vikings!!! Elizabeth City State University is a Historically Black College and University, located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

Indiana University - Bloomington

Founded in 1820, IU Bloomington one of Indiana University's eight campuses statewide. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its world-class contributions in research and the arts. The university believes in nurturing bright minds with an exceptional support network and breadth of programs.

Ohio State University

Ohio State's roots go back to 1870, when the Ohio General Assembly established the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College. Today the university is composed of 457 buildings and stretches over 1,700 acres. Rated one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State students can select from 14 colleges, 175 undergraduate majors, and 240 master's, doctoral, and professional degree programs when furthering their education.

University of Kansas

The University of Kansas is a major public research and teaching institution that operates through a diverse, multi-campus system. KU's many parts are bound together by a mission to serve as a "center for learning, research, scholarship and creative endeavor" in the state of Kansas, the nation and the world.

:: Programs ::


NIA is a undergraduate research experience program at Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) and serves as the central point of entry for several undergraduate research programs at Elizabeth City State University.

Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research [CERSER]

The goal of the CERSER program is to "develop and implement innovative and relevant research collaboration focused on ice sheet, coastal, ocean, and marine research.

Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets [CReSIS]

CReSIS is a Science and Technology Center founded in 2005 by the National Science Foundation. The center's mission is to develop new technologies and computer models to measure and predict the response of sea level change to the mass balance of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica.

National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created in 1950 by Congress. The goal of the agency is to “promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…". The NSF funds roughly 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities—especially those in fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences.

Polar Grid grid/index.php/Main_Page

Polar Grid is a National Science Foundation MRI funded partnership of Indiana University and Elizabeth City State University to acquire and deploy the computing infrastructure needed to investigate the urgent problems in glacial melting. Polar Grid's major components and concept of operations are depicted in the figure below. 


TeraGrid integrates high-performance computers, data resources and tools, and high-end experimental facilities around the country by using high-performance network connections. With a combination of resources, the TeraGrid is the world's largest, most comprehensive distributed cyberinfrastructure for open scientific research. The TeraGrid Project ended in 2011 and has been "renewed" by the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE).

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The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is a five-year, $121-million project that is supported by by the National Science Foundation (NSF). XSEDE not only replaces, but expands on NSF TeraGrid project. XSEDE is the most advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated advanced digital resources and services in the world. It is a single virtual system that scientists can use to interactively share computing resources, data, and expertise. Using XSEDE, researchers can establish private, secure environments that have all the resources, services, and collaboration support they need to be productive

:: Resources ::

Mobile Page

The Mobile Page offers visitor's a mock up of the current mobile web application created by the Mobile Database Team and the Mobile team.

The Database Entry Form

The database students used to create the application. The database is protected and only team members have access.

Building Descriptions from Student Handbook

Students used the Elizabeth City State University's Student Handbook to input detailed information regarding each of thebuilding's on campus. The handbook provides infromation such as the year each building was constructed and who, if applicable, the building was named for. This informaiton can be found in the Facts section of the mobile web application.

Building Spreadsheet from Charles Hall, ECSU

The building Spreadsheet from Charles Hall, ECSU offers in-depth informaiton about each building on campus. Information include, but is not limited to: the name of the building, year of construction, year of last renovation, the cost of the last renovation, the number of floors, the building nickname, etc.

:: Tutorials::

HOW TO: Get a Google Places Label - Internet Exposure 

HOW TO: Get a Google Places Label - Internet Exposure offers a step-by-step guideon how to add your business to Google Maps via Map Maker.

Google's Complete Map Content Specifications - Map Partner's Help 

This document provides Google's specifications for the format and delivery of aerial imagery, digital terrain models, 3D models and transit route and schedule data for publication on Google Maps, Google Earth and other Google services.

Google Map Marker Tutorial: How to add Places 

Tutorial provided by Google's Map Maker that tells users how to add businesses, landmarks, etc. to Google Maps.

Jquery Tutorial

The Jquery tutorial allows developers to create websites and create rich, native-like experiences that can not be achieved with standard HTTP requests. Jquery supports either single pages or local internal linked "pages" within a page.

Photos on Google Maps 

This is a tutorial on how to insert images into a map marker pop up. The tutorial assumes three things: 1) That you have a Google account. 2) That you have a map already created and saved into your "My Maps" on Google. 3) That you have set up a Google Picasa account.

Street View Partner Program 

The Street View Partner Program is a feature within Google Maps that allows users to explore places around the world through 360-degree street-level imagery. This feature is usful for those who manage a unique property, i.e. a park, pedestrian mall, or university campus. These persons can request for the Street View team to visit their location; the Street View Partner Program team will visit your property and collect imagery using a car, trike, or even snowmobile. Once the images are added to Street View, people all over the world will be able to explore your property virtually.

:: Additional Links Researched ::

Campus maps and Google at Eric Stoller - Writing, Speaking, Consuting - Higher Education 

Erics Stoller is a nationally known thought leader and consultant on using social media in higher education to create connections and enhance communication. His blog on campus maps created through Google highlights a few colleges and universities that used Google to create their cmapus maps. Some campuses include: Oregon State University, Michigan State University, Standford University (beta), and Texas A&M University.

How to get college campus demarcated on the map? - Google Places for business Help 

Google Places for Business Help offers researchers to ask questions to which Google experts and other users may choose to answer. With this particular question, users inquired how to get Google to identify that an area of land was a college campus.

Elizabeth City State University Sstudent Handbook (2011 - 2012) 

Every year Elizabeth City State University provides student with a Student Handbook. The handbook contains valuable information, such as, the contact information for school officials, a list of rules and regulations, a copy of the academic calendar for the upcoming shcool year, and some historical information pertaining to the school. Page 151 was used by the team to gain more information about the buildings on cmapus.

HighEdWeb 2011 Conference - Austin, Texas 

During the 2011 HighEdWeb Confeence in Ausitn, Texas, Jody Benedict presented her research on "Mapping Campus with Google Map Maker." The research discussed how St. John Fisher College corrected the data on the U.S. map once Google opended the are for editing. Researchers added buildings, walking paths, and parking lots, and remove roads that did not exist on the Google Map. The new editions to the map now allow visistors to easily navigate campus using Google Maps on their mobile devices.

1704 Weeksville Rd. Campus Box 672 Elizabeth City NC 27909