a) To map the location of about 150 venues worldwide and provide schedules for courses offered at these locations & detailed travel information.
b) To create a web based 'Wizard' for this project to allow users to enter parameters and get the code produced for them.
c) To annotate the code thoroughly and in great detail as this is, in part, an educational process.
d) This is not a web design project. The web design phase will come after the underlying code is decided on.
** This project will be ongoing and successful completion of the first phase will make you a strong candidate as preferred supplier ongoing.
This is a personal venture and there is money available for a quality product.
Much time has been wasted with people who cannot do the work but think they can. Please be ready to prove just how good you are!**
1) * Required * All in Google. The raw data will be provided, currently in Google Spreadsheet, and should be displayed on our own web site using Google Maps. We CANNOT use geocoding. All locations have been fixed already.
2) * Required * No non standard or browser specific code.
3) * Preferred * Should be created in Google Mashup Editor, or Google Web Toolkit.
4) Maps are to link to live data not static.
On reaching the web site, the user is presented with a world view with a single marker in any country with any venues.
As the user zooms in more markers will appear based on some geographical grouping until each venue has a marker.
Markers will open multi tabbed info windows giving location, travel and schedule info.
Sidebar with list of all venues grouped by continent and country. Includes check box to allow selection of any subset of venues to compare.