[tpm] some volunteer help this weekend for TPF? re: Google maps creation

Richard Dice rdice at pobox.com
Sat Mar 29 08:57:30 PDT 2008

Thanks, Seneca!

To the degree that it is a programming job it's a Javascript programming
job.  And not even much of that.  More a javascript copy/paste/minor-edit

You need to have a server to host this on in order to tap into the Google
Maps API, and you need to register a user key that ties to your web host
with Google in order to use the API.

Then, the job becomes -

   - create a bone simple web page
   - put the javascript block in it that creates a basic google map
   (their online docs are really good to give you a starter)
   - figure out how to put one push-pin into it
   - figure out how to put many push-pins into it and modify their
   attributes for colour, labels, etc.

I went from zero to knowing how to do the above in about 3 hours when I did
this last year.  If you've done it before then getting re-familiarized with
it is going to take a lot less.

That's 1/2 of the job.  The other 1/2 is just digging around online through
the world of Perl lore re: what Perl conferences there have been and where
they were on what given year.  And then translating that into lat/long for
Google Maps push-pins.

 - Richard

On Sat, Mar 29, 2008 at 11:37 AM, Seneca Cunningham <tentra at gmail.com>

> On 29/03/2008, Richard Dice <rdice at pobox.com> wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > I'm doing a big sponsorship meeting for TPF this coming week and so I'm
> > spending the weekend in prep for it.  I could really use some help in
> the
> > creation of material to go into it.
> >
> > I have an idea for some slides I'd like to include.  Basically, some
> Google
> > Maps, showing:
> [map details]
> > This map should show the Map 1 and Map 2 pushpins as well. If anyone out
> > there is able to help out on such short notice please give a shout-out
> here!
> It's been a while since I last poked at this sort of stuff, but I'll
> see what I can do.
> --
> Seneca Cunningham
> <tentra at gmail.com>
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