Campus shuttle routes now added to the campus map

Very soon we will be launching a new feature on the campus map which will allow our users to view campus shuttle routes. Clicking a marker on the route will tell you more information about the pickup and drop off location. Since we now allow for polylines to be added to the campus map, we hope to find other uses for this functionality to add even more features to the map.

I used Google’s Interactive Polyline Encoder Utility to draw the route. I felt it was a much better approach to use the encoded data rather than using each longtitude/latitude point as it is shown on their example page. The encoded data is much smaller so transferring the data to the user will be faster since the routes have a lot of data points.