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Trogdor [PersonRank 6]

Wednesday, October 25, 2006
15 years ago4,212 views

What I wonder is "how" ... Javascript? Flash? Neat tool ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I didn't check, but yeah they use mostly DHTML (HTML + CSS + JavaScript) along with AJAX plus a couple of hacks.

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Clever stuff. It's perhaps a bit off-putting from the main purpose of Maps, though.

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

It looks like it is completely replacing the old info page where you clicked on the title and it took you to a new page to display that information. This way at least you don't get completely removed from the map interface to see the information. That's quite an improvement.

Tadeusz Szewczyk [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I would prefer more EXACT info. When I visited Chicago earlier this year Google Maps sent me to a street address that was like 10 blocks away on the same street because Google showed the street number in the wrong place on the map.

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