This week, Railway to Heaven has entered into diversified production mode in preparation for its beta website launch next week. Following research and group discussion the team has decided to alter its website proposal slightly. Instead of examining a single route between Los Angeles and the Bay Area, the website will showcase built environment, transportation, and housing data for the HSR route connecting Los Angeles and Anaheim.
The RtH team undertook three tasks this week. The Chief Creative Honcho applied his aesthetic acumen to researching cascading style sheets and identifying attractive, user friendly designs that will best structure RtH’s website and represent its work. RtH’s resident TASER undertook the task of creating a generic maproom that will serve as the foundation of the team’s new site. As a final piece of the group’s preparatory activities, the PMM created a .kmz file with the proposed HSR alignments throughout California, including latitude and longitude points for all stations. The team anticipates final formatting activities and addition of 3 APIs to take place this week.