Arizona Indicators

Summary

GIS Services created a series of interactive maps to portray school and student performance for important education indicators such as AIMS and NAEP test scores, AZLearns and AYP ratings, along with graduation and dropout rates. The map visualizations feature accompanying charts and graphs and allow users to examine school performance over time using data ranges from 1998 to present.

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Project Details

Client: 
Arizona Indicators
Project Type: 
GIS, Web
Web Technology: 
ActionScript, Adobe Flex, Drupal, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, XML Web Services
GIS Technology: 
Google Maps
Database Technology: 
Cloud Based, MySQL
Project Status: 
Active

Requirements

Create a simple map interface for a non-technical audience. Manage complex GIS data and optimize for delivery over the web. Use open-source software and tools to develop the project. The application needed to run on a generic LAMP Stack which could be easily transferrable between web hosting systems. Based on government policy, the application needed to support the visually-impaired.

Our Solution

GIS Services took advantage of the rich visualization capabilities of Flash and created the application using Google Maps and Adobe Flex. Instead of using traditional GIS tools to interact with the map, we designed a simple drill down method to view data at different geographic levels. Map geometries were simplified and loaded into a MySQL database for optimum performance and a custom color selector allows users to define their own color palette.