U.S. National Grid Mashup – Shared Funding Project
Purpose: Create an improved USNG Mashup
Project Status: Complete!
The integration of the U.S. National Grid (USNG) coordinates in online web mapping systems has only been partially implemented on a variety of web mapping pages. When not in possession of USNG standardized printed map products, one of the most difficult things to do is to take a USNG coordinate and quickly produce a basic, readable map, or visa versa: take a basic map or address and obtain a USNG coordinate.
To relieve this difficulty, Larry Moore developed a web map based on the Google Maps API that incorporated USNG coordinates (http://dhost.info/usngweb/). The intent of this Shared Funding Project is to upgrade Larry Moore’s original work to the latest version of the Google Maps API and in doing so allow for some basic enhancements that will add usability. As funds allow, similar capabilities in Bing Maps and OpenStreetMap will be implemented.
This project was partially funded by SharedGeo along with other interested Stakeholders. At SharedGeo we plan to facilitate this model of funding and hope it will provide a way for stakeholders interested a Shared goal to Share the cost and work. Learn More about Shared Funding. SharedGeo is an IRS approved 501 (c) 3 nonprofit. You will receive a tax deductible receipt for any donation you give.
The outcome of the project was a successful implementation of the USNG Google Maps Mashup, with the code made availablle for free.