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The new HTML standard is part of a proliferation of challenges and opportunities that developers face today: Browser Wars v2.0 Going back 10 years ago, Internet Explorer could claim 95% of the browser market (http://en.wikipedia.org/wi... Today you have to include IE, Firefox, Chrome and Safari to get past the 95% support mark (http://marketshare.hitslin... And this only includes desktop browsers! Safari, the Android browser and Opera all have strong market shares in the mobile/tablet ...
Today's $10 Deal of the Day from APress at http://www.apress.com/97814... is Beginning Google Maps API 3"This book is about the next generation of the Google Maps API. It will provide the reader with the skills and knowledge necessary to incorporate Google Maps version 3 on web pages in both desktop and mobile browsers." ...
Hello, I've been struggling with Google maps till I found that someone implemented a wrapper so that you can use Google Map as an ASP.Net user control which is a great effort indeed. You can download it from this link. However, after using it for a while, I've found out that it is storing the Google map object only once in the session and getting it from there whenever needed which was a problem for me that when you update the map in some page, you'll find it updated on another page. So, I've digged ...
Let me make this clear: I'm annoyed with Apple. I don't like their current policies and I don't like where Steve Jobs is taking the company. In general, I don't like it when any one company gets too much control in a market. When that happens, the leading company dictates the game and as consumers, our options all but disappear. That said, I'm still going to buy a new iPhone next week. My Apple-hating friends seem to desperately want me to go Android instead, but frankly, it's not good enough for ...
I updated my Eris to Android’s 2.1 OS last night and everything went pretty well. I had wanted to update the phone mainly for two reasons. The first was to have the Navigation feature of the Google Maps application and to make YouTube work again. YouTube used to work on the phone and then stopped a few weeks ago. But before I started I looked around various forums and blogs to see what doom and gloom folks were talking about the update. Based on what I read and some common sense I used the following ...
I did it and i am going to explain step by step. The explanatination may appear long but its simple if you follow. Note: All the softwares i have used are the latest and i have packaged them and provided them in the link below. I use Nokia N96 1) RootSign smartComGPS and install it on your phone(i havent provided the signer so that u wuld do some little work. i used Secman' rootsign). 2) Install Universal Maps Downloader, SmartCom OGF2 converter and OziExplorer 3.95.4s on my PC. a) UMD is used to ...
Saturday morning, I got up, got dressed and took a 7-minute walk up to the Apple Store in New York’s Meatpacking District to pick up my reserved iPad. This precinct, which borders Greenwich Village (where I live and grew up) was, when I was a kid, a very industrial and smelly neighborhood during the day and a rough neighborhood at night. So imagine my sense of irony as I walked up Hudson Street towards 14th Street, to go wait in line with a bunch of hipsters to buy an iPad on launch day. Numerous ...
Preamble: In an attempt to keep an ageing mind alive I have decided to write an iPhone web app. The app will pull together a whole host of disciplines and should be a challenge. The App: Over the last month or so I have been playing around with Google maps and Instead (see InstaMapper.com) so decided the app must build on this learning. Looking to create an Uber-where’s Tigger! Framework: After an exhaustive research period I’m going with JQTouch. tPhone Simulator: MobiOne More to follow later…… ...
EnGraph is looking for an ASP.NET developer to join our team. We are a small company in Lenexa, KS that creates .NET applications for Paratransit agencies. A good candidate would be very comfortable with ASP.NET, Forms Authentication and JavaScript. A huge bonus would be knowledge of IIS, Google Maps API, AJAXPro, ActiveReports, WPF and SQL. We are accepting resumes immediately and look to hire as soon as January 18th. We would consider contract or full-time and we would require office attendance. ...
Yahoo maps (maps.yahoo.com) is officially on top for me -- even though I don't like the interface any where near as much as Bing maps or even Google maps which is a distant second. This weekend we're traveling from our address in Georgia to an address in Alabama. Our subdivision is about six years old and to this point no one has been able to get directions from a mapping site. In fact, Bing Maps and Google Maps still don't know about us. Our destination is in a similar circumstance. I was surprised ...
A week ago I got a new phone. This was planned, and yet not planned. Getting a new phone working is disruptive, and I didn’t want that disruption on Thanksgiving week. However, Verizon somehow de-provisioned my old phone from its data network and told me it would take 5 days to fix the problem. That meant being without mobile email access, liekly for a week, so I reasoned that getting a new phone would be actually less disruptive than fixing the old one. So I deactivated my Moto Q9m Windows Mobile ...
For many customers the ROI on software licences is one of the key factors when purchasing software, so when deploying an e-Commerce solution the level of return for frameworks, and CMS platforms such as Commerce Server and MOSS are quite justifiable, however it is the extra features – such as the Store Locator that is difficult spending licensing money on. The current store locator within CS 2009 is based on a commercial Microsoft Virtual Earth web-service, which is provided for non-developer used ...
I rarely find Google’s product as exciting or as innovative as other people think they are. BUT… [I’ll come back as to why later on, don’t worry it’s only one feature that I need, but it’s important] I was driving yesterday, and needed to quickly look up an address, as I know the destination moved addresses recently and did not want to drive the wrong way. So I decided to use Google Maps for Mobile, as it seems to fixate on GPS in my BlackJack II faster. [To note I use my phone’s Internet and GPS ...
Cool article.  Looking forward to the applications of this. 

Food for thought:  What would faster, more reliable connections in vehicles enable us to do?  Could cars detect traffic patterns faster or with better fidelity?  Could we upload GPS maps on the fly (some cars already do this I imagine)?   Perhaps the Google maps vehicles can start uploading their street view data as they are taking it. :P
I just got back from a business trip and sitting there on the counter was a copy of my latest book from Wrox! This book (my 20th) is titled Professional ASP.NET 3.5 AJAX. This was a fun book and I wrote this with some great co-authors including Matt Gibbs, Dan Wahlin, and Dave Reed. Amazon says that the book will be available on February 3rd (not too far away). Here is some of the introduction I wrote for the book: ----------------------------- ASP.NET revolutionized Web application development. ...
ODUG Vice President Kurt Amstutz will be talking about the recently released Map Module at next Tuesday's Orlando DotNetNuke User Group meeting. I've been busy writing my chapters for the DotNetNuke 5 book and didn't make the last meeting. I'll be at this one. I recruited Kurt last spring to put this presentation on. Here's some information on the module: The DotNetNuke® Map Module project is an initiative crafted from very popular smash up DotNetNuke® Map Module, originally called GoMap. The module, ...
I was reading this article on BBC today, online maps 'wiping out history', and I couldn't believe what I was reading. For me, this is just another example of someone who cannot cope with the fact that the Internet is changing their jobs, just like the librarian I wrote about in this other article. This article now is about the president of the British Cartographic Society, Ms Mary Spencer, saying that the Internet maps are leaving important landmarks that are part of History out, and that people ...
You see a ton of charting components out there for .NET. Whenever you look into any magazine for developers in the developer space, you will see all sorts of advertisements for charting components of every kind. One of the main things these companies show is the new fancy and shiny charts as proof that they are the obvious choice in your applications that you want to build. As a developer, you might look at this chart and say, "Wow, this is new and this would look wonderful in my application". I ...
I just finished my presentation about consuming Google Maps at BarCampKC. Thanks to everybody who attended. We talked about the three different ways of using Google Maps in your applications or websites. Static Map Image API My Maps JavaScript API The slideshow is available via Google Docs or dowload the PPT The code is available for download here, make sure you change your api key ...
If your into running, walking etc you may have come across this site, I think its fantastic. http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/ It enables you to plot your run, walk or whatever and gives you the distance travelled and shows you the elevation of your route. Once your done you can save the url, like this ( http://www.gmap-pedometer.c... ) which was what I did tonight, and keep as bookmarks! Enjoy! Technorati Tags: gmap-pedometer, google maps ...
I finally fixed the Get History issue that hasn't been working on Where's Tim for a while now. Apparently, the Google Maps API doesn't like it when you call removeOverlay with an uninitialized parameter. http://timhibbard.com/where... Technorati tags: Where's Tim, Google Maps API, removeOverlay ...
Available from: http://livesearchmobile.com/ Pros: Super Easy to use Easy access to Gas prices and Movies for the local area Speech enabled Satellite imagery is more up to date Turn-By-Turn directions interface is more intuitive than competitor’s options. Integrated auto-updates for the application (menu notification turns active when updates are available) Cons: Traffic Info not available in my location Getting directions from current GPS location isn’t as straightforward as it could be. Could stand ...
Available from: http://www.google.com/gmm/i... Pros: Super Easy to use Auto-detects GPS settings on your device Directions (Route Planning) is very easy to get to and features a “fly-to” feature for turn-by-turn. Satellite View or Map View – Satellite view has road names integrated Easy to navigate using hardware keys or touch screen Download speeds were pretty good for “live” tracking Cons: Satellite Imagery is at least a year old in some places. Traffic Info not available in my location They ...
I finally picked up my new AT&T Tilt today - the store I went to at first was all out and so I drove across town to another store where I finally got it....the lady at the first store had tried to sell me on the new BlackJack II but I had my heart set on the Tilt. Had a bit of fun on the drive home with the GPS and Google Maps - can't wait to start building some location aware apps for Windows Mobile 6 :) ...
I just took a 60 mile trip and was checking My Location on the Google Maps for Mobile. To my surprise, it was pretty accurate during the whole trip. The map would place me on the highway or within a 50 yards of the highway along the route. Another interesting detail, I didn't have to request the location all the time, the position would adjust as the car was moving - very much like the it does on the GPS. That brought an interesting thought - Now Google has not only the locations where their devices ...
Today, Google made a new Google Maps for Mobile available on their site. The new beta version includes a My Location functionality that places your location on the map based on the information received from the cell phone towers. I've installed the app on my Blackberry Curve. The My Location function is great, even though it is not as good as a GPS. While in my office, Google Maps placed my location within around 100m of my real location. That was great. The neat trick is that positioning works even ...
Lawrence is gearing up for the biggest Kansas-Missouri game since ever. A bunch of business have changed their billboards to give the undefeated Jayhawks well deserved props. I took some pictures of the billboards and put them on a Google Map mashup. Rock chalk! Hope the MU fans are looking forward to a bowl game not in January. Technorati tags: Kansas football, Lawrence KS, Google Maps ...
The folks at Snap have released a new Snap Shot, called the MapShot. Once activated, it display a map of an address, a point of intersection or a location specified using latitude and longitude. This is the first release and only works with Google Maps, but all of the standard controls offered by Google Maps work so you can zoom, drag, or change views. Snap has also added the ability to perform quick local searches for hotels, gas stations and restaurants near the center point of the map. The easiest ...
Kyle Archer is headed to New Jersey today to swoon our future clients at the COST Expo 2007 tradeshow. He took our Where's Tim phone, so you can view his current GPS location on Google Maps in real time (updates automatically every 15 seconds). You can view his location here. Or download the Where's Tim task tray alerter. It's ClickOnce, so it's double cool. Bring home the bacon, Kyle! Technorati tags: Kyle Archer, EnGraph, New Jersey, Where's Tim, GPS, Google Maps, COST Expo ...
Google has several products available to educators that you might find of interest to use yourself or with your students. Google is getting education friendly and now has a website for us to use. They have the tools categorized: Search, Communicate, show & share and newly featured products. I use some of these products and I'll share how I've used them. Under search you'll find book search. Google Book Search allows you to search the full text of our large and growing index of books, from popular ...
For those of you who don't know, for years now I've been one of the in-studio co-hosts for Computers 2K7, a call-in radio show on Sunday mornings from 8am - 10am on 850 The Buzz in Raleigh, NC. We had some good calls and talked about a number of topics this morning. Each week the show is available for download on the Computers 2K7 page. Problem with XP Auto Login and the .NET Framework We had a caller who was experiencing a problem with the auto login feature of XP and the .NET Framework. From Start ...
The post is a cautionary tail of the latest episode of common sense versus cool. AJAX is a great technology that allows webpages to have much richer content. Google Maps was the turning point for this technology as it brought the technology to the attention of the Technorati that has enjoyed a superficial level of hype ever since because it is encompassed as the lynch-pin of Web 2.0. The key part of AJAX is Javascript which is a language that all mainstream browsers, no matter what operating system, ...
Here is a simple example, lets try and find the following address: 240 St. Joseph Ave, 94115. Live Maps / Live Local / Local Live / Virtual Earth finds it with no errors or warnings. Yahoo Local Gets the right location after using the closest match "240 Saint Josephs Ave, San Francisco, CA 94115". Web 1.0 Mapquest can't find the address but it does suggests the correct location. Ask Maps & Directions can't find the address but focuses the map on the correct zip code. Google Maps can't find the ...
The Google Maps API blog talks about adding driving directions to their API. This is something that I am excited about adding to Where's Tim. I've had directions to me on my real time GPS site for a while (see the post here), but I've always just shelled out a url to maps.google.com. Now I can retain the users of that feature on my site and not have to send them away (hoping that they will come back). This is also big for the mashup "industry" as well. Visually understanding where an object resides ...
I picked my new flat because the location was perfect for my beautiful 5 year old daughter. Easy access to parks, rivers and shops would fill our weekends with adventure and discovery. Having carefully selected the ideal location for my fledgling family, I then reached for my pc and checked that broadband was available. I was in luck (my move could proceed) but my broadband supplier quoted 10-15 working days to move over my account. 10-15 working days is 3 calendar weeks by my calculations. Could ...
I was delighted to find out that Local Live is able to search by airport codes. Google Maps also has this feature for some time, I don't know for how long, as such small updates aren't usually announced, so it's not clear who was first and who just caught up. Anyways, it was interesting to see how each map handles this task. Apparently, both pretty much suck, but each in its own lovely way. Local Live can search by three character FAA airport code, i.e. DFW is the identifier for Dallas-Fort Worth ...
Check out instruction #23 on Google Maps directions from New York to Paris. Good stuff :) Technorati tags: Google Maps ...
The Google Maps API blog talks about adding support for GeoRSS enabled feeds on Google Maps. That means you can take the Where's Tim Messaging Feed and view the last 50 message people sent me on Google Maps You can also take my location feed and view it on Google Maps. Since my location feed contains Yahoo Maps, clicking on the GIcon will show a Yahoo Map on the Google Map! Technorati tags: GeoRSS, Where's Tim, Google Maps, Yahoo Maps ...
PhoneNews reports that a version of Google Maps has been released for Windows Mobile. I downloaded and played with it last night on my PPC-6700. It works really well and it integrates with your contacts list. It is interesting to note that is uses the old version of the street maps and older satellite images. Also, the final version of Window Mobile Device Center is now released. Technorati tags: Windows Mobile, Google Maps ...
Carl is driving to Colorado and wants people to watch his progress with GPS and send him text messages. Click here to see him on a Google Map and click the icon on the map once you get there to send him a text message. Technorati tags: Where's Tim, GPS, Google Maps ...
Brian posted about a service that's going to add wi-fi to Avis rental cars. I tried to post a comment on his blog about whether I thought this would be useful, but for some reason hitting the Submit button did nothing (Jeff - possible bug with the skin and/or IE 7?) So anyway, here's my response: I can see it being beneficial if the car didn't come with a built in GPS device. That way, if you got lost, you could check Google Maps or some other service with your laptop or PDA. Or, if you're a mobile ...
This time it's an Application rather then a website. And I seem to like it this way more - the UI is nice and snappy, no need to clog the dataline on the device with UI [HTML]. I am completely foregoing Pocket Maps from Microsoft - since this does Directions and always up to date Traffic. If you have WM5 device and you find yourself looking for maps or directions [one day you would] - you need to check it out - http://wls.live.com/ You can find detailed comparison to Google maps online service here ...
Google Maps works by asynchronously downloading tiles of map/satellite data as you navigate around the map. Lately, I've noticed that it has been rendering the wrong tiles in Where's Tim occasionally. I've only noticed this in FireFox though. Anybody else seeing this? Technorati tags: Google Maps, Where's Tim ...
You're going to be hearing a lot more about the Social Geocoding service, NavXS. It's MySpace meets Where's Tim. These guys do it right. They have a Windows Mobile client, a Java client, Google Maps interface and a rock solid permissions model. They also have a blog here. Technorati tags: NavXS, Social Geocoding, GPS, location sharing, Where's Tim ...
The people putting on GIS Day at Kansas University tomorrow built a Google Maps mashup showing where are the presenters and attendees are located. That's a lot of people. I hope they like listening to a .NET geek ramble on about GPS :) They are going to video record each session, so if you don't get a chance to make it (Kyle), you'll still be able to join in on the fun. They will also be posting the slide deck from each session. Technorati tags: GIS Day, Google Maps, Kansas University, GPS ...
This bus has been parked by our office for so long, that it shows up in satellite view on Google Maps. Technorati tags: Google Maps, long term parking ...
Adrian Holovaty is at it again. You probably know him from one of the first Google Maps mashup, ChicagoCrime.org. This time the former LJWorld developer has created a database of political ads. The database is seachable by year, state, even type of music. Once again, Adrian has taken information and organized it in a way that makes it easily consumable ...
My friend Holly says that my blog is boring lately. So here's a little Google Maps/Flight sim mashup that I saw somewhere today. This is entertaining for at least 45 seconds, but not much more than that. Sorry I guess thats the best I can do. Of course you could just do the same thing in Google Maps or Google Earth or MSN Virtual Earth - just without the little plane and the potential explosions. Here's a funny Flickr post from somebody in the Raleigh Flickr Group. Apparently there are more goat-eating ...
Kirk Allen Evans' Blog : Why Can't I Find a List of Zip Codes, Cities, and States?. Kirk, who’s part of the team that I just joined @ Microsoft (that’s another story…) has a post on Zip Code lookup and interaction. There’s a number of comments on how to get the data and a few good pointers: USPS as an API http://www.usps.com/webtool... Zip code DB http://sourceforge.net/proj... Yahoo Geo Coding API http://developer.yahoo.com/... The ...
Code Gin (to the tune of Cold Gin, with apologies to KISS) Whoo, alrightMy slides are done and Im so tiredGimme some books to start a fireThe laptops off, the lights are out, yeahMy google maps are all printed out Ooh, its CODE CAMP time againThere's some swag I just gotta winCODE CAMP time againYou know its the only timeyou'll get my whole weekend, owIts time to leave so I head for the doorDrive down the highway with my foot to the floorHaha, gonna get there early and grab a seatbefore I get back ...