New Greater Victoria Harbour Authority Website Brings the Harbour Experience to You

Upanup Launches New Greater Victoria Harbour Authority Website


Earlier this month not-for-profit society Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA) released a new website that supports their vision for a memorable harbour experience through an updated look, enhanced usability features and dedicated space to share their stories.

Focused on providing GVHA stakeholders with vital information, the site is designed to improve visitor experience through clean design and prominent navigation. Communication between GVHA and their many stakeholders is also brought to the fore with the prominent "I want to” and “Talk to us” menus. 

The interactive map, which provides an at-a-glance view of GVHA’s numerous properties and amenities, allows users to explore the areas most relevant to them. Inclusion of a weather widget, a must for harbour users, makes weather data accessible from every page in the website.

Adding the weather widget required Upanup to connect to GVHA’s AXYS database to retrieve live weather information and then display on the site using AJAX.  Upanup also created a weather history page that allows retrieval of past weather information up to the last 12 hours. AXYS’ weather server is hosted on a MS SQL server with dynamic connections to parse real time data within Drupal's cache system.

Visit the new GVHA website here and learn about everything the Victoria Harbour has to offer.

September 16th, 2015
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