Share Paper: Usability of Educational Soil Mapping Software

  1. Laura Kocur, Purdue University, United States
  2. Ronald Glotzbach, Purdue University, United States
  3. Darrell Schulze, Purdue University, United States
  4. Christopher Miller, Purdue University, United States
Friday, March 11 2:45 PM-3:05 PM Tulip Grove F

Abstract: Mapping technologies are abundant on the Web as well as through boxed software; however, the ability to overlay ones own maps onto the surface in order to provide enriched detail is not found in most typical software. “Integrating Spatial Educational Experiences (Isee) into Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Curricula” is a USDA-funded project focused on making soil data in the form of maps more accessible and easy-to-use for undergraduate students. The current solution integrates the Google Earth API, GeoWebCache, PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript in the form of a website. Although the differences in GIS software usability are generally unknown, the ...