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Google Map

there is this new google application out there and i tried to find some cool application to use it. It seems pretty handy and easy to implement it. (http://maps.google.com/ and http://www.google.com/apis/maps/documentation/)

I allready found a nice wiki implementation .. http://www.wikyblog.com/ But the code of it is quit bad and the wiki not as good as twiki...

I wondered if anybody tried to create a googlemap twiki mix... or would like to...

-- TimAssmann - 23 Mar 2006

TWiki allows HTML, e.g. you do not need a Plugin to show a Google map with the documented JavaScript API. Nevertheless, a GoogleMapPlugin that simplifies the map display would be a nice thing to have in our Plugins collection. For example with a %GOOGLEMAP{ "1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA" width="500" height="300" }%

-- PeterThoeny - 23 Mar 2006

I just drafted a proposal, which is yet to be funded, to look at building a wiki front end to a GIS system (likely something more GIS standard then google maps, but then again, until we get the funds its all liquid). If we get the funds for something like this I'll let you know.

-- SusanCaskey - 30 Mar 2006

You also might want to look at MapServer.

-- ArthurClemens - 30 Mar 2006

I dont agree with you Peter, asking users you dont know html let alone what a twiki is to add in thier own google map javascript is a sure way to get no one to do it. Mediawiki already supports a google map extension that works quite well with the only downside being the user has to be familiar with wiki syntax, but its point-click simple. If someone can port this code over to work with a wysiwyg wiki like Twiki it would be a real step forward in terms of letting users have control over maps and content without the need for them to learn how to do it, iterface is key to useability.

-- TWikiGuest - 19 Jun 2006

Yes, a Plugin that allows users to easily add maps to a topic is a useful addition to TWiki. TWiki is an open source project, the question is when someone has an "iching factor" to write the Plugin.

-- PeterThoeny - 20 Jun 2006

It might be more useful to have the plugin structured in a manner similar to the TimeTablePlugin, where the %GOOGLEMAP{ }% tag produces a map that shows "locations" that are listed in the topic (or the tag could take an option for sourcing "locations" from a list of topics). This would allow an organisation to have a separate map topic for each of their offices and then have another topic that aggregates all of the "locations" into the one map. I am using inverted commas here because a "location" can be more than just a simple address (e.g. you could show directions between two locations).

-- BenWatts - 17 Jul 2006

I have tried various incarnations of the Google Maps API html from within TWiki ... none work so far.

-- JamesKnevitt - 31 Jul 2006

I think this should be done similar to GoogleAjaxSearchPlugin.

-- ArthurClemens - 01 Aug 2006

It would be really nice to do something like this in TWiki, e.g. for showing the locations of customers:

-- FrankSpangenberg - 05 Oct 2007

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