WordPress Migration

Around Spring of 2016 it was clear that if DGM was to keep growing, the website would need to migrate from a ‘hard coded’ approach to a  flexible and user-friendly content management system.  With the help of local web developer David Salazar, the content, style, and...

Detroit Mapmakers Meetings

The DGM team has long looked for inspiration in other organizations, locally and otherwise, that have their own unique way of structuring and displaying data, especially maps.  In the spirit of sharing resources and facilitating discussion, the team proposed the idea...

Map and Platform Redesign

In the spring of 2015 two teams of students from University of Michigan School of Information helped reimagine and redesign the website. The first team (Service Day 2015) focused on User Interface / User Experience, and spent a day working with the DGM team to perform...

Fusion Table Map

The map was originally hosted on a platform called OpenGreenMap, the mapped points and associated metadata available for export to a .csv file. After some research with other platforms including Leaflet, and Google Mapmaker, we came across Derek Eder’s Fusion Table...