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Google Geo User Summit
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For some reason, I've been invited to the Google Geo Summit, which should be fun. If anyone has any questions about Map Maker or other geo issues they'd like answered, please pass them along, and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Svend Holst Jul 6, 2011.

University Campuses and Google Mapmaker
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Hey folks, I've been using Google Mapmaker for a week now, and my law school's buildings are starting to show up. Given the cost of creating maps with various school locations, and the utility of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Benedict Jun 2, 2011.

Education outcomes

Hey folks, Working on learning outcomes. BYU did a nice job (http://learningoutcomes.byu.edu/). Anyone else tackle this content? Cheers, SvendContinue

Started Apr 1, 2011

Facebook "University" page
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Anyone know how to change our "Organization" page into a "University" page? Can't figure it out via Facebook help. We're wanting to show up when folks type in our school name under their education…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Isobel Jones Mar 31, 2011.

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Patrick Yursik commented on Svend Holst's blog post Mailto rage
"I recently discovered JotForm.com which is a WYSIWYG form builder. Doesn't necessarily manage your projects, but I created a form and dropped the code in our website and it manages any website submission request. You can set up email…"
Apr 4, 2012
Svend Holst posted a blog post

Mailto rage

So, I hate mailto. I can't tell you how much, because the English vocabulary is inadequate to describe how much hate I hate mailto links.So, I had a form made. I hate the form. It works just fine, but there's no way to add an attachment.Have y'all explored any other approaches? Perhaps found a form that does the job well?See More
Mar 29, 2012
Svend Holst posted a status
"Looking for some excellent university mobile designs. Please send me links. Cheers, Svend"
Feb 22, 2012
Svend Holst replied to Svend Holst's discussion Google Geo User Summit
"I'll keep an eye out.   Cheers,   Svend"
Jul 6, 2011
Jody Benedict replied to Svend Holst's discussion Google Geo User Summit
"I'm going too. Hopefully I'll see you there."
Jul 5, 2011
Svend Holst posted a discussion

Google Geo User Summit

For some reason, I've been invited to the Google Geo Summit, which should be fun. If anyone has any questions about Map Maker or other geo issues they'd like answered, please pass them along, and I'll ask the Googlers. I'll post what I find out. Cheers, SvendSee More
Jun 30, 2011
Jody Benedict replied to Svend Holst's discussion University Campuses and Google Mapmaker
"1. I didn't have any issues with this because I just forged ahead wildly and published things and changed them again afterward. It took many weeks for my revised campus boundary to be accepted. When it did finally go live I didn't notice…"
Jun 2, 2011
Svend Holst replied to Svend Holst's discussion University Campuses and Google Mapmaker
"I totally overlooked boundaries. Thank you.   I'd like to know how to add discrete boundary sections as well.   Be happy to trade approvals as well.   Cheers,   Svend"
Jun 1, 2011
April Taulbee replied to Svend Holst's discussion University Campuses and Google Mapmaker
"I've got to resurrect this thread! I've just started working with Map Maker and hope to release all my draft edits soon and am happy to trade approvals with someone.... Jody, help me out?? ;)    Mapmaker…"
Jun 1, 2011
Svend Holst replied to Svend Holst's discussion University Campuses and Google Mapmaker
"I couldn't find anything to review. Everything approved?   Cheers,   Svend"
May 13, 2011
Jody Benedict replied to Svend Holst's discussion University Campuses and Google Mapmaker
"The other think I'm trying to wrestle with is the categories. They're weird and mostly useless. There's no category for "academic building" but there is a "ham shop" category. I ended up just adding most of our…"
May 11, 2011
Jody Benedict replied to Svend Holst's discussion University Campuses and Google Mapmaker
"Sure. I do have some polygon errors in mine because some of the stranger reviewers asked me to correct things in a wrong way and I just did it to get my building on the map. My thinking was that it's better to have the building show up than to…"
May 11, 2011
Svend Holst replied to Svend Holst's discussion University Campuses and Google Mapmaker
"The approval process is a bit annoying. Correcting existing map features has been my bugaboo. Perhaps we can help each other out by reviewing each other's campus maps. Not just to approve, but to help check categories and other issues, such as…"
May 11, 2011
Jody Benedict replied to Svend Holst's discussion University Campuses and Google Mapmaker
"The one thing I am worried about, with using it as our main map is that some of the approvers and other people out there have "fixed" some things for me a few times in some very creative ways. Nothing malicious, they just didn't make…"
May 11, 2011
Jody Benedict replied to Svend Holst's discussion University Campuses and Google Mapmaker
"Our campus is all at one address too, so as soon as I saw that this was available I started adding buildings. All of them are showing up now except for one, which is pending approval. Sometimes the approval process is a bit frustrating. I…"
May 11, 2011
Kris Martin-Baker replied to Svend Holst's discussion University Campuses and Google Mapmaker
"One of our main issues with Google Maps is that our campus is all at one address, and they didn't show the individual buildings. Since we've started putting them in, they are showing up really quickly. Thank you for pointing this out!!"
May 11, 2011

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Employer?
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Website:
http://mcgeorge.edu
Find me on Twitter at:
http://twitter.com/svendholst
Find me on LinkedIn at:
http://www.linkedin.com/in/svendholst
List three areas of expertise or specialization.
user experience, project management, site evaluation
What CMS are you using?
Ingeniux
What department or office are you in?
Marketing
Primary Job Responsibility
Redesign and reintergrate website.
Number of students at your institution
1,000

Svend Holst's Blog

Mailto rage

So, I hate mailto. I can't tell you how much, because the English vocabulary is inadequate to describe how much hate I hate mailto links.

So, I had a form made. I hate the form. It works just fine, but there's no way to add an attachment.

Have y'all explored any other approaches? Perhaps found a form that does the job well?

Posted on March 29, 2012 at 11:37am — 2 Comments

Personal vs. Organization Facebook page

Hey folks,

 

Looks like Facebook recently changed the procedure for converting personal pages (like many schools set up their initial Facebook forays) into organization pages.

 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php?migrate

 

Improved, but still not seemless.

 

Cheers,

 

Svend

Posted on March 21, 2011 at 12:58pm — 2 Comments

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