Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2762

Full Length Research Paper

Interactive web-based campus information system

Abdurrahman Geymen
Erciyes University, Faculty of Engineering, Kayseri, Turkey.  
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 26 November 2012
  •  Published: 03 December 2012


Data can be stored accurately, up-to-date and in a complete sense while it is possible to correlate to certain data and present them for sharing thanks to the facilities brought in by the technology of geographical/urban information system. Being at a significant position in terms of transitioning into the age of information, universities are among the top institutions where information is utilized most efficiently. Assessing and updating present information and drawing out new information out of them is inevitable in order for those institutions to develop. Therefore, it is highly important for universities to set up systems based on information technologies. The scope of this study covers usage of the ArcGIS software to collect graphical and attributes data that belongs to Erciyes University which are to be transferred into the computer environment, stored, examined, analyzed and presented to users in the form of documents and reports. The structures were converted into three-dimensional form using the ArcGIS SketchUp extension and the SketchUp Pro software to carry out modeling of buildings which were selected as examples maintaining similarity to the actual structures. The system was tested through spatial inquiry and analysis process and the obtained results were probed on. The ArcGIS Server software was utilized and offered to the use of users on the Internet platform.


Key words: Geographical information system, campus information system, WebGIS, database design.