Excellent tutorial from Daniel Sato on using Google’s My Maps to build interactive maps with style.
A good tutorial on how to route data from a Google Spreadsheet (with no lat/long data) through Yahoo Pipes for geocoding purposes, and then out to Google Maps. One nitpick: I couldn’t get this to work with the RSS feed from Pipes; I used the KML instead.
To be fair, these aren’t 3 “easy” steps or 3 “relatively uncomplicated” steps (several wizards are involved) BUT the result is awesome, and indeed, requires no coding knowledge.
Fun looking maps with lists of points stripped down the side. via Zac.
This is genius.Thanks, Simon.
Sounds like a fun way to put together a quick app, if you already have all these pieces sitting around the server. via dsato.
As promised, no need for third-party web maps apps anymore. Google trumps. Embeddable My Maps with lots of features. Bow down before Mountain View’s master plan.
Damn this is going to be pleasant. Build Google Maps with photos and video and whatever else you want embedded in them at Google Maps and then embed them on your site.
That’s a good, clean homicide map. I like that it’s not muddled with any standard news site nav or templating, but at some point, someone’s going to ask us to put some ad positions in apps like this.
Not exactly what I had in mind, but I think I can hack my way around the sketchy hosted bit to figure out the right place to call the KML. Not that I’m in any hurry to get this one done. Need some data first…