This post shows how the Maine Office of Tourism uses Elebase to engage thousand of Maine residents to create and manage data, and then publish that data across six different Maine travel planning websites, without requiring users to create and manage data in six different places.
An update to Elebase geo capabilities now allows users to upload, create, and manage geospatial information using a third dimension: altitude.
Any project that involves a relatively large amount of information has typically put some thought into how that information is organized. For example, the different ways that information is categorized or how one type of information is related to another.
Using Elebase, organizing and relating data by location is pretty easy because of the platform's built-in tools.
The Elebase API delivers your responses with an ultra-fast global Content Delivery Network. That means that when a user requests data or files for your application, the data or files are served automatically from a CDN node nearest to, and most efficient, for the user.
With Elebase, it is easy to request data based on geo parameters. This can be very useful for applications that need to deploy geo-fencing, or search for data based on geospatial attributes.
Community trail systems are an important asset to a community for the quality of life of residents, attracting visitors, and for economic development. However, if residents are not aware of where trails and parks are, these assets can fall short in delivering their benefits.
Making your data available through an API can make your data and functionality accessible and understood by many developers, as long as they are provided the keys to access the data. That means millions of developers worldwide are potentially available to build and enhance applications that use your data.
Methods and mediums for publishing and displaying your information will emerge that we have not even contemplated yet. Tightly coupling the structure of your data with how it’s presented in a single medium is almost always a regrettable decision.
There is a wide spectrum of solutions for structuring and managing your data, with Content Management Systems (CMS) at one end and custom databases at the other.
Regardless of what digital tool or solution you are building—a website, a smartphone application, an application for a wearable device, or anything else—data is what makes an application useful and valuable. I use the word data in a very broad way. In some cases the word content is used. Either term refers to the information (including files) that your application is either gathering, publishing, or processing.