Tuesday, December 20th, 2005 Does Real Estate

Category: Mapping, Showcase

Before Google Maps, there was, the Swiss map website that went live back in October 2004. Now has built a new HousingMaps-style real estate search on top of their mapping software: There’s lots of useful Ajax features here. Bernhard Seefeld, former CTO of, points out: The search area is determined Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:48 am

3.9 rating from 9 votes

Friday, December 2nd, 2005

Google Yahoo! Challenge: Maps and Mail

Category: Ajax, Examples, Flash, Mapping

Jon Aquino has done a cool demo with Google Maps side by side with Yahoo Maps, with Yahoo’s Ajax and Flash versions. Although this doesn’t really have much practical day-to-day use (especially because you can’t search for an address), its could be valuable for comparing the source code for the three different APIs. Note that Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 4:51 am

3.6 rating from 10 votes

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005 – slick photo mashup with Google Maps

Category: Examples, Mapping, UI is a new photo service/Google Maps mash up. Although there are similiar mashups, this one stands out because of its simple, well designed interface. You upload a photo just by clicking on the location on the map and filling out the pop up form, without any need to log in. There is a nice Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 12:33 pm

3.2 rating from 13 votes

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

Yahoo! Maps: Chooses Flashy Flex

Category: Mapping, Showcase

Yahoo! Maps has relaunched, and it looks a lot like Google Maps. The interesting decision is that they opted to use Flash, and Flex on the backend. This will probably add more to the “Flash vs. Ajax vs. Flash is part of Ajax” debate :) View Source If you take a peak at some of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:31 pm

3.4 rating from 20 votes

Monday, August 22nd, 2005 Google Map your site visitors

Category: Google, Mapping, Showcase

gVisit is a new ajaxian application that allows you to put a snippet of JavaScript in your pages, and then view the location of your site viewers to get a feel for where you are targetting. Kinda fun :) Update: take a look at yourself on the tracking

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am

2.8 rating from 8 votes

Thursday, August 18th, 2005

Mapping UI: Flash vs. Ajax

Category: Flash, Google, Mapping

John Dowdell at Macromedia has hit out at Ajax compared to Flash for something like a mapping UI (Flash example here): I’m slow on this — Paul Neave posted it Friday — but it’s a great example of how a single, universal, and predictable graphics/interactivity engine can deliver a much more enjoyable user experience than Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:10 am

3.9 rating from 25 votes

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

Because We’re Not Yet Bored of Google Maps Stuff…

Category: Library, Mapping

Brennan Stehling has created a simple, cross-browser abstraction on top of the Google Maps API called GPlotter that lets you define your map markers in an XML file and have them plotted at run-time on a Google Maps window. Neat.

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 11:18 pm

4.5 rating from 6 votes

Monday, July 25th, 2005

New Zealand YAGM

Category: Mapping, Showcase

We have YAGM (Yet Another Google Maps). This time around the mapping area that is catered for is the Kiwis. If you move around the map faster than it can draw you oan even get peaks at the Loading… screen again! New Zealand Guide Update: You have also probably seen that Microsoft has announced MSN Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:28 am

3.7 rating from 7 votes

Sunday, July 3rd, 2005

Google Maps: Now with a nice API

Category: Library, Mapping

Ever since Google Maps came out, hackers came along to write Housing Maps, and many other hacks on top of the mapping infrastructure. However, what is Google made changes? Everything could break. Does Google want you to do this? Now we have answers. Google released official APIs for Google Maps. So, now we can write Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:31 pm
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3 rating from 5 votes

Friday, July 1st, 2005

Google Maps Iterations

Category: Mapping, Showcase

It is nice to see the Google Maps team tweaking and updating the application constantly. The latest addition has been the migration from the text links for Satellite and Map mode, to buttons on the map itself. My guess is this has been done as: It is in your face. The user is watching the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:46 am
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3.1 rating from 7 votes

Monday, June 20th, 2005

Showcase: Google Maps, minus the alpha shadows, panning, and zooming

Category: Mapping, Showcase

Mark Anthony Spiteri sent us a link to his ajaxian map of the Maltese Islands. I have recently uploaded a project I was working on, which consisted of creating a Virtual Map of the Maltese Islands. Looks nice! Go the extra few feet and do the alpha shadows for your push pins and pop-up windows; Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 11:11 am
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2.8 rating from 11 votes