putting a simple interactive map on the web
Posted 16 June 2006 - 12:27 PM
What sorts of techniques should I be looking into to do something like this?
Posted 16 June 2006 - 01:09 PM
I've done something like this with Illustrator. Check out the segments option to get an idea of what's possible. Illy will generate all the necessary html, all you have to do is connect segments in your map to a url.
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Posted 19 June 2006 - 06:29 AM
I'd like to set up a website with a GIF map of my neighborhood and short blurbs about each of the buildings, which you'd see on rollover or click. I also like to keep websites as simple and browser-neutral as possible (my business site is straight HTML by deliberate choice).
Why not consider a simple GoogleMaps mashup? If you set it up with the "hybrid"
or "Satellite" view you can see the buildings. Locations are relatively easy to
set (I get the lat/long from Google Earth), and as far as I know GoogleMaps is
very browser-neutral. It is also easy to do - I can send along an HTML template
if you are interested.
Posted 19 June 2006 - 12:45 PM
Also, "browser-neutral" is not a characteristic I would associate with Google Maps. They're painfully slow and I don't have much luck getting them to display on a Mac no matter what browser I try.
Posted 20 June 2006 - 08:03 AM
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Posted 26 June 2006 - 12:38 PM
Check out this tutorial by A List Apart, More Accessible CSS Maps.
Agreed, an excellent resource. I've been practicing with that technique on some disc golf mapping efforts, and will eventually be doing a LOT more of this in the future. To see my first "baby steps" in this direction, you can visit: http://www.mapformat...moundcreek9.htm
One other nice "perk" is that the author of the article is very friendly and personable...and has taken the time to exchange 2-3 email messages with me to talk about the coding of that type of map presentation.
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