Date of Award


Document Type

Masters Capstone Project

Degree Name

M.S. in Geographic Information Science

Organizational Unit

College of Natural Science and Mathematics, Geography and the Environment


Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Web mapping technologies, Spatial analysis


Internet-based map applications have become a widely implemented GIS tool, and by most estimations, will experience continued growth over the coming years. The real estate industry is particularly well positioned to capitalize on the boom of web mapping technologies as real estate is a largely spatial discipline. To fulfill the marketing objectives of a real estate appraisal firm, a web-based mapping application was developed to execute simple spatial analysis tasks. The application is capable of analysis tasks such as heat mapping and includes geolocation services as well as coordinate conversion. All processes are executed within the Google Map API and are presented on the client’s web page. The application utilizes open source technologies that are not constrained by the what-you-see-is-what-you-get model common with large GIS vendors.

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Publication Statement

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Rights Holder

Esther Bowlin


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File Format



English (eng)


48 pgs

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