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Aerial Photo

Post by Skibum » Sat Aug 20, 2005 6:32 am

It looks like Google has added Topo and USGS Aerial to their offerings. Can these be included in the links on top of the google image?

This would eliminate the need for the separate topozone page. (and make the websticker a bit more compact - No need for the separate url's)

:)

_TERRA_TOPO_MAP_TYPE = new _TerraMapSpec(_TOPO,'http://terraserver-usa.com/tile.ashx?t=2','Topo');
mapSpecs.push(_TERRA_TOPO_MAP_TYPE);
_TERRA_SAT_MAP_TYPE = new _TerraMapSpec(_TOPO,'http://terraserver-usa.com/tile.ashx?t=1','USGS Aerial');
mapSpecs.push(_TERRA_SAT_MAP_TYPE);
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Post by ATSupport » Sat Aug 20, 2005 10:10 am

I don't see TerraMapSpec defined/referred in Google's lastest maps.17.js, nor in their mailing list. Where did you find that?
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Post by Skibum » Sat Aug 20, 2005 10:16 am

I have a similar map related to my weather station, I assumed it was a google thing. Check here for my map:
http://weather.gladstonefamily.net/site/C0506
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Post by ATSupport » Sat Aug 20, 2005 2:31 pm

That looks pretty nice! We can do the same. :) Thanks!
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Post by ATSupport » Sat Aug 20, 2005 3:25 pm

A little study at your site shows it uses a third party script http://weather.gladstonefamily.net/terr ... pec.api.js (by Nick Jacobsen
from lokkju.com), which defines _TerraMapSpec. We are interested in using the same script although it's not offically from or supported by Google. The script source states "Use of this file is governed by the 3 clause BSD style license", which is a freeware license (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/info/BSD_3Clause.html).
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Post by Skibum » Sat Aug 20, 2005 4:11 pm

I was just seeing that....
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Post by ATSupport » Sat Aug 20, 2005 4:23 pm

Topo & USGS Aerial have been added. Google might include them later but for now it works great.
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Post by Skibum » Sat Aug 20, 2005 4:25 pm

Excellent! Very cool... :)
Will the websticker follow suit?
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Post by ATSupport » Sat Aug 20, 2005 5:33 pm

Yes it has been updated as well. :)
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Post by Skibum » Sat Aug 20, 2005 5:37 pm

That is great! It really looks good.

My final suggestion for the day...Remove "Map" "Satellite" and "Photo" from the sticker and replace with "Locate Me". (Then the entire sticker can be the hyperlink... no need for coordinates.)
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Post by ATSupport » Sat Aug 20, 2005 6:13 pm

Yes we can provide a 2nd version of the sticker image but that's somehow not necessary because you can do that on your side 100%.

On your website, just create a "Locate Me" image or text and link to http://www.accutracking.com/loc.php?id=xxx&type=1

For example: LOCATE SKIBUM!. :D
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Post by Skibum » Sat Aug 20, 2005 6:14 pm

Good point... ;)
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