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Pugzly
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: 127.0.0.1
Insane since: Apr 2000

posted posted 06-09-2005 17:12

I admittedly only took a quick look through the search, but I'm looking for some info on how to extend Google maps. In particular, I'm looking for info on doing things mentioned here.

Currently, I have a db with local addresses. I'd like to overlay the pinpoints onto a map (very similar to this). I realize I'll likely need to convert the addresses to lat & long coordinates, but I'll worry about that later.

Anyone messed with this stuff yet? I've read about this several times now.

WarMage
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Rochester, New York, USA
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 06-09-2005 18:32

I have not worked with this, but google has asked people to discontinue this, and have sent cease and desist letters out. Their terms of service allow for no modifications or derivative works at all.

Before you look at investing energies I would make sure that it will be allowed.

Dan @ Code Town

reisio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Florida
Insane since: Mar 2005

posted posted 06-10-2005 00:14

Iirc there are similar map sources that are much less proprietary-oriented. Google's stuff isn't exactly revolutionary, just well done and they keep adding things.

(Edited by reisio on 06-10-2005 00:14)

Slime
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From: Massachusetts, USA
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 07-02-2005 05:26

Good news!

http://www.google.com/apis/maps/


 

Pugzly
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: 127.0.0.1
Insane since: Apr 2000

posted posted 07-03-2005 16:40

Yeah, I heard about that the other day. I'm off & running. I just need to figure out now how to convert a standard address to lat & lon on-the-fly.

mustbe
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posted posted 07-18-2005 20:24

the problem with google maps api is that you need to know lat/lon. i think this is a huge disadvantage to google's open api.

also, google's api doesnt follow any mapping xml standards (which reminds me of microsoft ways of doing things).

try yahoo's api which is much easier to implement. no need for lat/lon. just use an address and format it in a standard mapping .xml format (instructions below).

http://developer.yahoo.net/maps/index.html

pretty easy.

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