More on Google Maps

July 7, 2005 | Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Our little Google Maps experiment was featured on a few websites this week:

This morning there is a very interesting use of the API to show the sites in London hit by terror attacks.

London Terror Attacks on Google Maps

3 responses to “More on Google Maps”

  1. Unresolvable says:

    A few weeks ago I went a little crazy

    with the new Google Maps API. I also hooked it up to some pictures…

  2. Unresolvable says:

    A few weeks ago I went a little crazy

    with the new Google Maps API. I also hooked it up to some pictures…

  3. Hector says:

    Hey Jason,For a new user, you sure have some great (and somewhat adcnaved) questions on the software. I am impressed.Downsizing PP icons: You don’t even need Photoshop. It can be easily done in MS Paint. Open, resize and save as 23-bit BMP format.If you want to search for Canadian addresses try adding ,Canada the first time. That’ll switch to the Canadian address parser. Example. instead of 123 main st, Toronto try 123 main st, Toronto, ON, CanadaRevert to saved: There is no way to undo a delete in this case. However you can close the map and it will ask you if you want to save the changes. Say no, the reopen and you’ll be back to the way it was the last time you saved the map.Zoom to selected area: Right-click’n’drag a small rectangle that encompasses the area you would like to zoom into. Then left click inside the rectangle and BOOM! you’re right there. There are other ways but that is my personal favorite method. Double-clicking on the map is also pretty easy. Shift+double-click zooms out.Stop the Autozoom: While this is autozoom to show the entire route is the way it is design you can easily return to your previous view by clicking Alt+back arrow. Getting Rid of the directions: Ctrl+u will toggle the directions pane off. Likewise, the steering wheel icon on the toolbar will also collapse the directions pane at the top of the map.Have a great weekend.Larry

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Hi, I'm John Dyer. In my day job, I build websites and create online seminary software for a seminary in Dallas. I also like to release open source tools including a pretty popular HTML5 video player and build tools that help people find best bible commentaries and do bible study. And just for fun, I also wrote a book on the theology of technology and media.

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