AppEngine CampusMap

When I was a sophomore in college, I wrote CampusMap with David Lindquist. It had a Google Maps-like interface for an interactive map of the UCSD campus, complete with walking directions. It was way better than the official 1990s-style CGI map the university had (and still has, 5 years later) on its website.

We just finished converting the old UI code to Google AppEngine, where the map can live on, for free, without the constraints of my cheap $15/mo shared hosting. It’s running at the same URL as before –

Some lessons learned:

All of this is common knowledge now, but it sure wasn’t to us back in 2005.

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