Tag | Google Maps Posts

I blogged a couple weeks ago about how Google Maps announced support of KML (location information file for Google Earth), and that the KML files that Where's Tim generates where not loading correctly. Well, sometime between now and then Google fixed the bug and now you can see my current location that was meant to be viewed in Google Earth on Google Maps!! Ok, it's not that cool for Where's Tim since it already lives in Google Maps, but it has potential for other applications. The query string in ...
I was reading about signing up for a Google Maps API key, and I just thought this was funny(from http://www.google.com/apis/... There are some uses of the API that we just don't want to see. For instance, we do not want to see maps that identify the places to buy illegal drugs in a city, or any similar illegal activity ...

I added the Where's Tim API + Google Maps demo code to the article about showing the code from my AJAX.net talk.

http://geekswithblogs.net/thibbard/articles/79447.aspx

Since I'm a pretty avid runner, I love the ability to keep track of how much I run per day and what distances. My brother of all people sent me the GMaps Pedometer which is based upon Google Maps which allows you to record your walking (or in my case, running) path with just a simple double click. It's by no means perfect, but it gives you a pretty good idea where you run and how far. The line connector works in straight lines only, so if you run on a curvy road, good luck on getting it to be the ...
Too many Google Maps mashups force the user to enter a zip code, or select a state before displaying the data to the user. This interrupts the user experience and takes away the "browsing" capabilities that Google Maps offers. This article shows how load data from XML using the Google Maps AJAX helper when the user moves the map and display only the points that are in the viewing range of the user. http://geekswithblogs.net/t... ...
Steve Walker was at my AJAX.NET talk at Wichita Code Camp. This is what he said: ...One thing that I thought was interesting about the presentation was Tim showing us how his company uses Google Maps and GPS to track items around the world in real time. In a VERY small amount of code, we were able to see where Tim was at and where he had been on his drive over this morning... Thanks Steve. People are starting to use the Where's Tim API for interesting things. One guy mashed up Where's Tim data with ...
Nicholas Carlson called me the other day to talk about Where's Tim and Google technology. He was nice enough to write an article on InternetNews.com about it yesterday. He also gave Dave Rheingold from ShakinDave.com a plug. [Where's Tim] [Google Maps] [EnGraph] [ShakinDave] ...
Watch Matt Strausz of SmartStart prevent drunk driving this weekend on Where's Tim If you get on his site, check out the Find Location page. They have some cool Google Maps on there (built by yours truly). [Where's Tim] [SmartStart] ...
This weekend, we migrated Where's Tim to ASP.net 2.0 and Google Maps API v2. We also added some "Get directions" functionality to SmartStart of Kansas Find a location page. And we just got dugg! [Where's Tim] [EnGraph] [Google Maps] [GPS] ...
Matt Croydon blogged yesterday about Where's Tim. He got a new bluetooth GPS device. Turns out he is from Lawrence and is a programmer for LJWorld.com. He did the whatchamacallit thing a couple weeks ago as well as some other Google Map integration. I posted a comment on his blog that we should do lunch sometime. Maybe we can get them to create a Google Map of all the technology companies in Lawrence (there is two just in this building). [Google Maps] [Where's Tim] [Lawrence, KS] ...
LiveWave is rocking with their new real time GPS web solution modeled after Where's Tim. It was pretty cool to watch them drive all over Newport, RI yesterday and I now know how other people feel when they watch me! These guys have been great to work with and we are working on some cool ways to integrate their existing camera feeds with the new GPS data and Google Maps. Stay tuned, we are going to be bringing some neat stuff. Kyle talks about it too. [EnGraph] [GPS] [AVL] [Google Maps] [Where's Tim] ...
We just received a purchase order for a web based real time GPS system using Google Maps. It's exciting for me to see all the work we've put into Where's Tim starting to materialize into $$$. We have a couple other companies that are interested too, so hopefully we'll have a bunch of Where's Tim popping up on the internet :) Check back this weekend for a url. [EnGraph] [Where's Tim] [GPS] [AVL] [Google Maps] ...
I started migrating Where's Tim to the v2 of Google Maps this weekend. They have provided good documentation so it wasn't too hard, even though I still think that I should not have to rewrite code because the vendor releases a new API. I understand rewriting code to get more functionality, but not to avoid my application breaking. Anyways, it works just about the same. The only problem I having is, I have a couple divs that are at an absolute position that display my current speed and mileage for ...
Google has an API for their personalized homepage, and of course it is really easy to consume. It is an XML file with a place for HTML / Javascript. I created a striped down version of Where's Tim using their API. To install this module on your homepage, click here. Google provided a method for asynchronously downloading data, _IG_FetchContent (which I talked about the other day). To consume this method, you provide the datasource and the function you wish to call after the data is downloaded: function ...
convert lat/lon to UTM subtract map's top UTM coordinates from converted lat/lon and divide by zoom center map at x,y or even simplier subtract map's top lat/lon from current fix (a, b) y = a*256/0.07294 for scale 5 x = b*256/0.08789 for scale 5 and see how bad is error on x. Sertainly, neither did work. The first didn't work because google maps are not in UTM (Here in comments there is some info on what it is). The second didn't work because it is stupid. Anyhow, here they say how to do it right. ...
Google maps cannot be embeded into blogs because blogs do not allow JavaScript. The solution is to write "map renderer" progy to render an image and link the image to exernal page that would display the map. There is a problem with writing a progy - google maps has key assosiated with website that would host them (reffer in HTTP request), thus probably wouldn't work from local file on client computer. Simpliest work around is to write a .jsp to embed whatever is sent to it in a request and use a ...
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Apparently, Ostfold University offers a class called Location Aware Systems. In that class the students were asked to find Google Maps mashups that fit in the following categories: Most useful Most impressive Least useful Best commercial potential Most original Most stupid Also, I am guessing that the professor is making the students blog about it, because these Location Aware Systems blogs have been popping up all over the place. I think it's great that they are learning about Google Maps and even ...
Christers Edvartsen is taking a class called Location Aware Systems. One of his assignments was to find Google Maps mashups in the following categories:Most usefulMost impressiveMost originalBest commercial potentialLeast usefulMost stupidGuess what won Most stupid?I would rather have been in the Best commercial potential list, but I'll settle for any plug :) ...

Found this on GoogleMapki: James Martin's "Where I've been". I really like how he uses 2 Google Maps to zoom in. Kind of like a scrapbook version of Where's Tim.

Welcome to my blog, largely about .NET development using C#, but also about video, algorithms, SQL, Javascript, and other geeky subjects. To introduce myself, I'm an ASP.NET developer for a large financial institution, and enjoy all things code. Having a complete passion for the bits and bytes buried deep in every device we see around us, let's get this blog started on the right track with three articles with full source code! Two about GDI+, and one about reflecting on assemblies. Creating GIFs ...
From Savas' blog: Microsoft coder Nikhil Kothari released Virtual Places which uses Virtual Earth and various web services to display various geographically relevant results. Really cool stuff. Yes it's similar to Google Maps and yes it doesn't work in Firefox but it has tons of potential and I find it really slick for a personal project. Great job Nikhil ...
I'm trying to get Google Maps and Yahoo Maps to play well together with Where's Tim. Not quite there yet, but getting close.http://www.timhibbard... Trying to work in URL query strings too:http://www.timhibbard.c... Technorati Tags: Yahoo Maps, Google Maps, Where's Tim ...
Mike Williams built a tutorial on how to use the nice tabbed info windows on Google Maps like they have on Google Local. He also started a discussion in this Google Group. It looks a bit complicated for a non-web guy like me, but eventually I want to work these into Where's Tim. Technorati Tags: Google Maps, Where's Tim ...
www.zive.cz wrote an article about AJAX and Google Maps and linked to Where's Tim and John Musser. It's all written in Czech and I couldn't find a translator that actually translated it, so I hope they are saying nice things. Technorati Tags: Where's Tim, GPS, AJAX ...
Mike Pegg and Lance Robinson report that WhatIsMyIp.net is now using Google Maps to show an IP's location. It's nice visually, but it doesn't resolve host names to an IP address. Most of the IP addresses that I need to locate are in the host name format. It's not that hard to add the functionality, here's a free code sample. I'm going to stick with Geobytes ...
Whatsmyip.net uses Google maps to attempt to pinpoint the location of your IP address. Pretty neat!

Trevor Manternach talks about uploading a Google Map image of his town to Flickr and overlaying it with links to pictures and videos. He says: I know that people have hacked the Google Maps to have those little red pinmarks that will link to pictures and videos, but from what I have read, it is really really hard to setup. It's really easier than you may think to set it up. If you wanted to do it yourself, with a little web development experience and all the documentation here and here, it wouldn't ...
Here is some javascript code that we use on Where's Tim. It will only recenter the map if the new point is out of the map view. We use this code on the AJAX refresh button. map.clearOverlays(); var pointA = new GPoint(-95, 38); var bounds = map.getBoundsLatLng(); if ((pointA.x > bounds.maxX) || (pointA.x bounds.maxY) || (pointA.y //only executes if pointA is out of the bounds of the map { map.centerAtLatLng(pointA); } var markerA = new GMarker(pointA); GEvent.addListener(markerA, "click", function() ...

This is a cool application that uses Google maps to create a dynamic guest map. Very neat stuff.

Add yourself to my guest map here. You can even create your own.

Awesome.

Ok, I’m not trying to dupe Slashdot here but it is some very interesting stuff. Google Maps has posted updated (August 31st) aerial photos of the New Orleans area post hurricane Katrina. The NOAA has also posted a set of very detailed aerial shots. I suggest you check out both sets but if you want some really detailed views of the damage spend your time with the NOAA shots. You can view the new google aerial shots here or you can go to maps.google.com and search for New Orleans then click the ...
So I have begun geotagging some of my photo’s on FLickr! Since I dont have any kind of GPS device, and certainly non built into my camera, I have to add the Londitude and Latitude manually. Thankfully, this process had been made rather easy by Geotagging community, who are centered around geobloggers.com In partular the greasemonkey scripts and web-services by Steeev are the ideal way of adding geo info to your pictures, you can basicly use google maps or google earth to tag foto’s in ...
I have found this very interesting tool by Paul Rademacher . It is an Integration of Google Maps and Craigslist . You can search for housing (rent and for sale) for US cities. It's integrated Google Maps and Craigslist. Since Google Maps is still in beta version doesn't offer its API, I wonder how Paul has created this tool. There's also a note on the site: “this site is in no way affiliated with craigslist or Google” This Google Maps and Craigslits Integration Tool is one of the smartest ...
Scoble wrote today about the “Map Wars.” He asks, “What's next?” in this field. Well I know what I think should be next... A Map Wiki. Think about it... Take a good map implementation like Google Maps, or something like Microsoft's TerraServer combined with MapPoint - and add a Wiki-style overlay to it. Let people add places that are important to them to the map server, just like wikipedia.org lets people add information. With links. And the ability to find specific place. ...