Mapping


Friday, February 9th, 2007

GPlotter 0.9: Prototype and Google Maps v2 update

Category: JavaScript, Library, Mapping

Brennan Stehling has updated his GPlotter project “to make use of the revised Google Maps API. I also completely restructured the Javascript to a much more object oriented coding style. I am using the latest release of Prototype, which recently moved to a new location as well as posted a great deal of new documentation. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:07 am
7 Comments

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3.2 rating from 32 votes

Monday, January 15th, 2007

ShackPrices: Rails based Ajax real estate site

Category: Mapping, Ruby, Showcase

ShackPrices is a Seattle-area real estate Ajax application written using Rails by Galen Ward and team. If you do real estate, you need to mashup to Google Maps, but this goes beyond that. It is highly interactive, with lots of live filters and tools, and the back button seems to be handled really well.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:23 am
6 Comments

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3.7 rating from 39 votes

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

New Mapping Mashups: Home Search and Weather

Category: Mapping, Showcase

A couple of new mapping mashup tools have been released: dsSearchAgent Home Search and WeatherBonk. dsSearchAgent Diverse Solutions created a new property search application that implements Prototype, the latest version of YUI, and MooFx v1 into our very own, and we think quite unique, home finder app. Weather Bonk Weather Bonk mashes up weather onto Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:54 am
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3.9 rating from 22 votes

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

Beginning Google Maps Sample Chapters

Category: Books, Mapping

Beginning Google Maps Applications has a couple of sample chapters to peruse. The sample chapters currently available cover: Interaction: Now that you have your first interactive Google Maps web application, grab aGPS and start looking for geocaches to add to your map! Get your friends involved, too, and show off what you’ve learned. Geocoding: This Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:41 am
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3.9 rating from 30 votes

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

GeoJoey: Mashing up maps and experiences

Category: Mapping, Showcase

One of the keys to mashing up maps is the fact that our species gets to annotate the web. GeoJoey is an application that is trying to make this happening by mashing up places with experiences. Find experiences and places, and vote on them. The front page looks like Digg, Delicious, and Google Maps combined.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:51 am
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3.6 rating from 21 votes

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Integrating Maps into Your Java Web Application with Google Maps and Ajax

Category: Articles, Google, Mapping

John Ferguson Smart has written a nice article on Integrating Maps into Your Java Web Application with Google Maps and Ajax. The article focuses on the Google Maps API (the only server side piece is a simple Servlet), and takes you through learning the API, and then using more advanced techniques such as dynamic markers, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:24 am
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3.9 rating from 23 votes

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

New ZK Google Maps Component

Category: Framework, Mapping

Integrating a third party mega widget like Google Maps into a server-side framework like ZK or Echo2 is not so straightforward. At best these widgets sit there on the page sending and reacting to events independent-of and invisible-to the Ajax app in which they are embedded. At worst they consume and generate conflicting events and Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 8:00 am
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4.1 rating from 17 votes

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

EarthPOI: Google Maps, Ajax, Prototype and Prototype Window Class

Category: Mapping, Showcase

Ana Henneberke has announced a beta application called EarthPOI that mashes up Google Maps with custom Ajax code using Prototype and the Prototype Window Class. EarthPOI is a community of people that share Points of Interest (POIs). It’s all about discovering earth and its most interesting places. This is a little like bringing Google Earth Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:55 am
11 Comments

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4.1 rating from 34 votes

Saturday, October 7th, 2006

OpenLayers – Google Maps for the Rest of Us

Category: Mapping

Google Maps was and is a good idea. In large part it is what caused people to say “Whoa! Cool.” and first take notice of Ajax on a broad scale. The OpenLayers project aims to give that power to the rest of us. Built using OO Javascript, Prototype and the Rico library, it provides a Read the rest…

Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 12:23 pm
6 Comments

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3.9 rating from 17 votes

Monday, August 21st, 2006

Qlock.com: Ajax-enhanced World Map

Category: Mapping, Showcase

Qlock.com offers up a handy tool for those trying to figure out what time it is in what part of the world – a fully interactive, Ajax-enabled map of the world that shows the time where your pointer is. Sometimes, it’s the simplest ideas that are most effective, and this tool does what it does Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 9:12 am
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3.4 rating from 50 votes

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

Real Time Satellite Tracking (with Google Maps)

Category: Google, Mapping

Amateur astronomers will enjoy this cool mashup combining the coordinates of several satellites with the power of the Google Maps to show real-time locations as each of them oribts the Earth. To start, simply select the satellite from the list at the top of the page and the map will track to its current location. Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:10 am
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3.7 rating from 93 votes

Monday, April 24th, 2006

Google Maps Viewer Widget

Category: Google, Mapping, Showcase

You may have noticed that Google Maps got a new tweak recently. In the bottom right of the map viewer, we see a magnified widget that tells us the area that we are viewing. You can grad that blue area and the main viewer pane will move accordingly. It is nice to see features like Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:36 am
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4 rating from 36 votes

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

Google Real Estate beta

Category: Google, Mapping

update: Danny Sullivan, of the Search Engine Watch, commented over at the Internet Stock Blog that this is really just Google Base integrated with Maps to produce a vertical search across real estate. He also blogged about this in more detail, and also gave this link which goes right to the real estate search in Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 9:45 am
23 Comments

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3.7 rating from 35 votes

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

Ask.com Maps: A new Ajax mapping service

Category: Mapping, Showcase

Ask.com has released their own Ajax Maps solution, that looks a lot like Google Maps again. They have added a couple of small features such as driving direction playback and saved/recent locations which is nice, but not a huge amount of innovation here. What I have found interesting in the maps space is how much Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:26 am
7 Comments

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3.7 rating from 18 votes

Friday, February 10th, 2006

Zillow.com – web 2.0 real estate

Category: Mapping, Showcase

Zillow has been getting a lot of press recently for its live mapping combined with real estate info. I even heard a blurb on NPR the other day about it. Just type in the address you are interested in and it will show you the assessed value and valuations of other homes in the area. Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:28 am
29 Comments

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3.7 rating from 43 votes

Monday, February 6th, 2006

Google Maps Mashup for Bus Routes

Category: Ajax, Google, Mapping

Take one part Google Maps, add in one part GPS technology, combine with a little bit of inventiveness and you’ll get one of the cooler (and more useful) little Ajax-enabled sites that I’ve seen in a while – Mapping out the busses on their routes around the University of Michiagan. The system grabs the GPS Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 4:25 pm
6 Comments

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3.7 rating from 45 votes