Google Maps Revisited

I finally got around to fixing my Google Maps hack to work with the API:

Put simply, this hack allows just about any geocoded data source to be overlayed on a Google Map. I’ve currently got BBC travel news, Weatherpixies, Flickr photos, UK points of interest, London web cams, GeoURL local web sites and UK Gatso speed cameras on there. Just select a data set from the drop down menu, and everything will automatically update.

Possible future improvements may include:

  • More data sets
  • Automatically remember your last map / location
  • Link to any given map / location
  • Use KML internally so my data can be used within Google Earth.

I’m sure there’s lots more I could do too. Suggestions welcome. 🙂

8 thoughts on “Google Maps Revisited

  1. First off, this web site is great. What I was wondering is if anyone may know how I can design the map, where it uses layers in the coding, so that when you click on an icon on the right toobar like an icon for museums, it would populate the same icons on the larger map on the left of the web window. When someone would click on another icon on the toolbar like attractions icon, it would populate that icon on the large map but the museum icons would fade or disappear. I hope this is not to confusing in the wording. I am completely lost and need some assistance. If you have any information or any links that i can research to design what i am looking for, I would be most greatful.

  2. Like it! My only complaint is that when I use the Konqueror browser, I get a message saying “Sorry, the Google Maps API is not compatible with this browser”. But Google Maps are fine with Konqueror… Is it something about the API?

  3. Answering my own question…

    There does seem to be something about the API. But if I change Konqueror’s browser ID to Safari (Tools -> Change Browser Identification -> Other -> Safari), everything is fine. I’ve read somewhere else that this only works for Konqueror from 3.5 onwards.

  4. Hi there
    Just discovered your fine app… only nothing seems to work in IE7 or Firefox. I can only imagine that as it is not exactly new, the code needs to be modified to meet new API standards. Is this page abandoned?

  5. If it helps some debug info…
    AJAX response for the calstate park feed:
    <?xml version=”1.0″?>
    <error>Feed ID not recognised. </error>

    Response for the London Underground feed:
    <?xml version=”1.0″?>
    <error>Latitude is not a number. Longitude is not a number. Spanlat is not a number. Spanlon is not a number. Latitude out of range. Longitude out of range. Spanlat out of range. Spanlon out of range. Feed ID not recognised.</error>

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