Over 5+ years, the Pauli Murray Project assembled a detailed map about Durham’s civil and human rights history. But their data was locked in a proprietary Google Map, which broke after an API update. Moving the content from Google's MyMap, we provided a map that was easy to navigate but also held detailed content for each point, spanning text write-ups, photos, and audio documentary pieces. We also wanted to create a structure that would make it easy for future Duke students working with the Center to add content to the map.
We built out a custom Drupal 8 theme incorporating maps both on the front page and on individual site pages. We performed code sprints to get the Views GeoJSON module ported to Drupal 8, and even worked on updating Durham’s neighborhood descriptions in OpenStreetMap so that the names of historically African-American neighborhoods would show up on the CartoDB base map for the new site and elsewhere.