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dc.contributor.authorHamilton, Paul
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-13T13:11:02Z
dc.date.available2017-11-13T13:11:02Z
dc.date.issued2010-11
dc.identifier.issn2223-7062
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.ubuntunet.net/handle/10.20374/101
dc.description.abstractThis is probably the world’s hardest jigsaw: the Africa Telecom Transmission Map first published in 2009 by Hamilton Research represents the culmination of over seven years research and cartographic work. A high resolution version is also published on a Javascript web-based mapping platform, which is updated quarterly. To help the UbuntuNet Alliance facilitate the rapid deployment of academic networks in Eastern and Southern Africa, for network planning and maintenance purposes it would be possible to add an overlay network of academic networks including Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) and Regional Research and Education Networks (RRENs) on top of this web-based map using the KML format. This would leverage the mapping work which has already been done, and allow the UbuntuNet Alliance to concentrate on developing detailed maps of academic networks for use by its community. The web version of the Africa Transmission Map is published in the password-protected client area of the Africabandwidthmaps.com website, and is provided to customers on a single-user and multi-user annual subscription basis. The KML format is by its nature designed to be put in the public domain, and can be used in Google Earth desktop application and Javascript API web maps. Because it is possible to add a KML file as a selectable layer into Javascript API web maps, a map of academic networks can be superimposed as an overlay network on top of the Africa Transmission Map. This can be used as a network planning tool to assist NRENs and RREN in building national and regional networks. The same KML file can be published for download to be used in Google Earth, or a public Javascript web map, to be shared with its whole community.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUbuntuNet Allianceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProceedings and Report of the UbuntuNet Alliance Annual Conference;3
dc.subjectMapen_US
dc.subjectTransmission Networksen_US
dc.subjectFibreen_US
dc.subjectKMLen_US
dc.subjectJavascripten_US
dc.subjectHEIen_US
dc.subjectNRENen_US
dc.subjectRRENen_US
dc.titleAdding Academic Networks as an External KML Map Layer to the Web Version of the Africa Transmission Network Mapen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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