Alexander Schreyer, University of Massachusetts Amherst, BCT Program and,
Alexander Stepanov, GIS Architect, University of Massachusetts Amherst, A&F Administrative Systems:
The University of Massachusetts is currently in the process of creating a strategic long-term plan for its physical campus development. This plan/strategy is the result of a recent master planning process and is intended to be transparent and inclusive. To achieve this goal, UMass explored innovative applications of web spatial technology to facilitate the planning process and to learn about the campus public’s perception of our campus and its places.
In this presentation, we will discuss the issues related to using spatial web technology to support a public decision process as exemplified in the UMass planning process. We will also discuss technical details of both project implementations and will share what we have learned from our experiences.