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== Project Overview ==
 
== Project Overview ==
Experience has proven that being on-time to class for an 8 a.m. tends to be a major struggle. In addition, walking to and from classes during rainy/snowy days can be a burden. Some students have already schemed routes to avoid tardiness and bad weather conditions, but can never be too sure whether it's truly the most efficient path. Now they can. With WU Walks, Washington University students can map their optimal route from one destination to another. With two settings, one for shortest distance and one for shortest distance outdoors, users can truly minimize any troubles walking on campus. We will demonstrate our project by allowing guest users to use a provided device and input destinations of their choice and watch the app at work. To provide an example, we will input our class schedules to show the shortest path we would travel to go from class to class.
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Wash U Doing is a novel interactive website bringing Washington University students and student groups together. On-campus WUSTL groups will have the opportunity to create events on Wash U Doing, through which students can to stay updated with events on campus. To promote such events, students can also live share photos and announcements.
  
 
== Members ==  
 
== Members ==  
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*Dylan Zubata, Systems Engineering, Economics and Strategy '20
 
*Dylan Zubata, Systems Engineering, Economics and Strategy '20
 
*TA: Natalie Ng
 
*TA: Natalie Ng
 
 
== Objectives ==
 
== Objectives ==
*Create an app that optimizes the distance it takes to get between destinations on campus and in the Village/South 40.
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*Display an annotated map (from ArcGIS) that shows popular destinations on campus including all major buildings on campus
*Add option to minimize distance walked in outdoors to avoid rain, snow, etc.
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*Have an interactive live-feed to which website visitors can upload pictures and send announcements for meetings and events
 
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*Access the complete website from both our demo laptop and visitors cell phones
 
== Challenges ==
 
== Challenges ==
*All three members have little to no experience with coding.
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*Learn how to code using HTML
*Learn how to create a reliable map using ArcGIS software.
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*Figure out how to encode the arcGIS map into the webpage
*Learn how to create an app using ArcGIS AppStudio.
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*Learn how to create a live-feed network on our website
*Ensuring that app is compatible with iOS software.
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*Finding a way to allow people to upload photos and announcements into the feed
*Finding the most efficient way to collect the spatial data of WashU campus and how to represent obstacles like walls, buildings, stairs, etc.
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*Create a search box so that users can find the locations from announcements on the map
*Creating an algorithm that optimizes the distance from a starting position to a destination
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*Complete annotations on WUSTL campus map
*Enhancing the initial code by adding the optimization of time indoors to avoid walking in poor weather conditions
 
*Designing the app so that the initial input is based off the phone's GPS location (how to access private information on a cell phone like location)
 
*Designing how to represent the results from the algorithm (whether it tracks the user's path in real time or just depicts the path)
 
* (If time permits) Including real-time weather forecast within the app for the user's convenience
 
 
 
 
== Budget ==
 
== Budget ==
 
*ArcGIS coding software = $0 (Provided by WashU)
 
*ArcGIS coding software = $0 (Provided by WashU)
 
*Device with iOS = $0 (Provided by team members)  
 
*Device with iOS = $0 (Provided by team members)  
 
*Eclipse Software = $0 (Previously installed in computer)
 
*Eclipse Software = $0 (Previously installed in computer)
 
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*Notepad = $0 (Previously installed in computer)
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*Domain name and Web Hosting: ~$15, $4.99/month for 3 months (https://www.godaddy.com/hosting/windows-hosting)
 
== Gantt Chart ==
 
== Gantt Chart ==
 
[[File:GanttChart3.jpg]]
 
[[File:GanttChart3.jpg]]

Revision as of 20:10, 2 March 2017

Project Overview

Wash U Doing is a novel interactive website bringing Washington University students and student groups together. On-campus WUSTL groups will have the opportunity to create events on Wash U Doing, through which students can to stay updated with events on campus. To promote such events, students can also live share photos and announcements.

Members

  • Kristine Ehlinger, Systems Engineering '20
  • Carol Pazos, Systems Engineering, Operations and Supply Chain Management '20
  • Dylan Zubata, Systems Engineering, Economics and Strategy '20
  • TA: Natalie Ng

Objectives

  • Display an annotated map (from ArcGIS) that shows popular destinations on campus including all major buildings on campus
  • Have an interactive live-feed to which website visitors can upload pictures and send announcements for meetings and events
  • Access the complete website from both our demo laptop and visitors cell phones

Challenges

  • Learn how to code using HTML
  • Figure out how to encode the arcGIS map into the webpage
  • Learn how to create a live-feed network on our website
  • Finding a way to allow people to upload photos and announcements into the feed
  • Create a search box so that users can find the locations from announcements on the map
  • Complete annotations on WUSTL campus map

Budget

  • ArcGIS coding software = $0 (Provided by WashU)
  • Device with iOS = $0 (Provided by team members)
  • Eclipse Software = $0 (Previously installed in computer)
  • Notepad = $0 (Previously installed in computer)
  • Domain name and Web Hosting: ~$15, $4.99/month for 3 months (https://www.godaddy.com/hosting/windows-hosting)

Gantt Chart

GanttChart3.jpg

Results and Analysis