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Aside from building a Flash interface, there are several other options:

1. Implement a custom tileset within Google Maps
http://www.econym.de...s/custommap.htm

2. Utilize OpenLayers, an open-source JavaScript API
http://www.openlayers.org/

3. Utilize this code from Pragmatic Programmers, from the book Pragmatic AJAX, a Web 2.0 Primer
http://media.pragpro...Maps/step7.html

You will certainly need a tile cutting script. There is a Java based on available from pragprog.com, but the one I prefer to use is located on Mapki.com, and is a script that runs in Photoshop.
http://www.mapki.com...tic_Tile_Cutter

I would be more than happy to explain (what I know) and discuss issues anyone has with trying to implement any of these solutions. I've basically done all three at one point or another.

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"Blue Max"-thread, I guess.

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Not in response to anything really. Just wanted to share the knowledge.

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Which is exactly what this thread is about. Thanks, Ben!

If anybody else feels like writing up a tutorial on something and posting it here, feel free to do so. Doesn't have to be elaborate, just a few links could already be enough.
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Oh well, ben, I forgot to thank you! Great stuff, and I wanted to know. Thanks!

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If you want to post a custom map you can also use Zoomifier EZ. You just drag your image file onto the cutter and it automatically creates a folder full of map tiles to feed into the flash interface. Nice, minimalist design, plus it is free:

Zoomify.com
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If you want to post a custom map you can also use Zoomifier EZ. You just drag your image file onto the cutter and it automatically creates a folder full of map tiles to feed into the flash interface. Nice, minimalist design, plus it is free:

Zoomify.com

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That's really cool! Thanks!




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