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Crime Info in Google Mapplet

Ben S [PersonRank 1]

Saturday, January 19, 2008
16 years ago2,691 views

I've developed a mapplet for displaying crime information from http://www.postacrime.com within Google Maps. Search 'crime' in the directory and you'll see it. Hope you find it helpful, I'm anxious to read any comments. Thanks.

beussery [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Mapplets are mini-applications that run within Google Maps. I think you would call this a mashup or maybe mapplet mashup?

beussery [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Don't get me wrong it's pretty cool! Did you set this up to work in Google Earth too?

Ianf [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Ben S: « Search 'crime' in the directory and you'll see it. »

Given main difference between paper- and web docuverses being the latter's defining ability to link to any given resource on the Internet in a concise, single-unbroken-line/clickable fashion, you couldn't come up with an _unambiguous_ URL to your mashup-app, but had to resort to written, verbose, "analog" instructions?

Shame on you. Reporting ya now to http://postacrime.com, Internet-cluelessness section ;-))

[ ... and how's that for an aguish-quenching comment?]

beussery [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Another "," in the URL above, the working URL is http://www.postacrime.com/

Please feel free to delete this post when the URL is fixed. :)

Ianf [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Administrivia: not to tout me own horn too much, but Philipp's plaintext-2-html robot really ought to check for such by-design-counterproductive string instances as an "unslashed" URL immediately followed, ie. terminated, by a "comma," or other illegal characters. Among other things.

Ben S [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

Thanks guys for your comments, I apologize for the analog based instructions for the mapplet, I didn't want to link spam my first post on this forum...

Beussery, the website postacrime.com is definetly a mashup, and we've also developed a Mapplet for use directly inside of Google maps <a href="http://maps.google.com/ig/directory?synd=mpl&pid=mpl&features=sharedmap%2Cgeofeed&backlink=http%3A%2F%2Fmaps.google.com%2Fmaps%2Fmm%3Fie%3DUTF8%26hl%3Den%26ll%3D37.0625%2C-95.677068%26spn%3D31.922255%2C81.738281%26z%3D4%26om%3D0&hl=en&gl=us&num=24&url=http://www.postacrime.com/postacrime.mapplet.php&output=html">here</a>.

I haven't got it setup for Google Earth, that may be the next project. Let me know if you guys have any other suggestions. Thanks.

Ben S [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

By the way the FUBAR html was a bit of a joke ;)

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