Maps

Implementation: Methodology

Although we still see the use of a singular vector map for the entire world, is is more performance-tuned to create the map through tiling of smaller images. This method allows the viewable area to be viewed quickly while the surrounding area loads in an on-demand basis (and buffer).

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To pinpoint a particular tile on the map, we need only to reference the (x, y) pair of a zoom level (z).

Combining the tile id with the pixel coordinate (px, py) on the tile allows us to anchor any point on this zoomable map.

Mashup Examples

Locators

ACE Hardware Store Locator

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Brooks Brothers: Store Locator: Results

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MasterCard Global ATM Locator | MasterCard®

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McKinsey Careers: Choose a Location

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  • Technology: Flash / Custom

Regus: Offices: Find a Location

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User-Generated Content / Community

MasterCard Priceless Picks: All

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Listphile: Open Surf Atlas = Google Maps * UGC Social Networking

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WikiMapia = Google Maps + Wiki

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Custom

Arizona State University Interactive Maps = Google Maps + Custom Image Overlay

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Bugaboo Daytrips

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Click for a Zip Code Boundary Map

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Maps + Politics

Map the Candidates = Google Maps + U.S.Election 2008 = Google Maps + Timeline + People + News + Places

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Maps + Weather

WeatherBonk = Google Maps + Live Weather + Forecasts + WebCams

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Maps + Statistics

Popular Baby Names = Google Maps + Baby Names

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Maps + Others

Maps Mashup Maps Mashup

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MapOfStrange.com: Mystery = Google Maps + (Strange / Bizarre / Random) sightings

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Maps Aggregators

Flash Earth = an experimental application that uses satellite and aerial imagery from online mapping websites without official consent
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  • Technology: Flash

References

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