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Google Maps – get latitude and longtitude for a location November 25, 2008

Posted by maxmil in : GIS,javascript , add a comment

Useful trick that i got from here

Navigate so that the point you want is in the center of the map.

Then put this in the address bar of your browser.


Note remove the $’s from the above command. I had too put them in to allow my WYSIWIG editor to process the code.

Geospatial tools April 22, 2006

Posted by maxmil in : GIS , add a comment

A good article from O’Reilly here: http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2005/06/10/osgeospatial.html

Perhaps the book Web Mapping Illustrated by Tyler Mitchel could be of interest.

The two most promising server products that i’ve found are:

OpenMap: Looks like a very promising project. The server called MapGuideServer which can be built ontop of Apache, IIS or Tomcat and use PHP, .Net or Java. Very complete project for creating maps quickly, offers a client made by AutoDesk called Map Guide Studio as well. (https://mapguide.osgeo.org and http://usa.autodesk.com)

: Developed by the university of minesota. Installs as an extention to web server. Another open source project that builds on MapServer is Chameleon, looks good for getting going quickly (http://chameleon.maptools.org/).