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 Post subject: Realms map as Google map?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 7:50 am 
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Just wanted to fling an idea out there: The Google maps interface is relatively easy to work with, and there are many examples out there. At the same time, Google maps are much more flexible that anything we could hack up ourselves. Why not make the realm map a Google map? That would even allow people to point their realm pointer at exactly the place where they do their practice.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:27 am 
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Sorry, I missed this post Haardgrim. I just set up a Belegarth Frappr map. Some people took the Google Maps AJAX engine and built this community site thing out of it. I'm not sure how well it works determining driving directions and such, but it's a good way for people to say "Hey, I'm looking for fighters here!"

Unfortunately, it only resolves as close as a zipcode. If we can take the Google Maps API and do something like Frappr, specifically taylored for Bele realms, that would kick butt. From what I hear, simulating a Google Maps thing is pretty easy.

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Here is what I've been playing with. I'm just trying to figure out what I can do with the API right now.

http://www.belegarth.com/winfang/googlemap.php

If you want me to add your practice site, give me the Longitude and Latitude of the site. Type in the address of your site into this site http://geocoder.us/ and that will give you the needed info.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 1:23 pm 
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Winfang wrote:
Here is what I've been playing with. I'm just trying to figure out what I can do with the API right now.

http://www.belegarth.com/winfang/googlemap.html

If you want me to add your practice site, give me the Longitude and Latitude of the site. Type in the address of your site into this site http://geocoder.us/ and that will give you the needed info.


Wouldn'tit be easier to just keep addresses that Google understands? Then it would probably also be displayed in the pop-up and directions would be better (of course, I know little about Google Maps).

No, it wouldn't. *. But at least you can get the coords easily by going to http://bluweb.com/us/chouser/gmapez/docs.html

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Then it would probably also be displayed in the pop-up and directions would be better (of course, I know little about Google Maps).


That's true. The really complex part of Google Maps is the road calculations and generating directions. That database has got to be huge.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 1:39 pm 
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Here's Angaron's current practice location:

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=40.432576,-79.944763&spn=0.010411,0.022097&hl=en

or

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=15217&ll=40.432576,-79.944763&spn=0.010411,0.022097&hl=en


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Here is the API documentation.
http://www.google.com/apis/maps/documentation

Here is what it says about Geocoding and routing.
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The Google Maps API does not include geocoding or routing services at this time, though there are a number of free geocoders on the Web.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:45 pm 
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Winfang wrote:
Here is the API documentation.
http://www.google.com/apis/maps/documentation

Here is what it says about Geocoding and routing.
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The Google Maps API does not include geocoding or routing services at this time, though there are a number of free geocoders on the Web.


Nicest thing to do then would be to have an input field for addresses, keep the address, call geocoder on it for the ICBM address, and then put that plus the location given into the map. Takes a bit more work, though.

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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 11:43 am 
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Incase anyone is interested, I've done a little more work with Google Maps.

http://www.belegarth.com/winfang/googlemap.php

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looks good

Etruria's practice location:

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?fo ... mbiguity=1

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