[Geowanking] rewriting map URLs?
kevin at phunc.com
Fri Sep 2 07:01:00 PDT 2005
In many cases, this could violate terms of agreement/licensing if hosted as
a public service. If it's a small site, the chances of anyone caring are
slim, but do keep that in mind. I don't necessarily agree with it, but it
makes sense at the current time.
This is not a new concept, there are scripts out there that do just this. A
little googling and review of various blogs will give you snippets of code.
Some even proxy the tile images and cache them on the web server for you.
This would certainly be most useful as a web service as well.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Russell Nelson" <nelson at crynwr.com>
To: <geowanking at lists.burri.to>
Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 8:38 PM
Subject: [Geowanking] rewriting map URLs?
> I'm thinking that it would be AWFULLY handy to have a cgi script which
> would take a documented set of geo-parameters, and after consulting
> the cookies that came in with the request, rewrite those parameters
> into a URL for an appropriate mapping site. So instead of everybody
> having to link to Google Maps, Yahoo Maps, Terraserver-USA, Mapquest,
> Topozone, etc etc etc, you could have a link to a site running this
> cgi script. The first time a visitor clicked on the link, they would
> be asked for their preference.
> I'd be happy to host this script, but more to the point: what is the
> chance of convincing folks like the Degree Confluence Project, or
> Geocaching, to link to me instead of to the usual list of suspects?
> In other words, should I bother?
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