[Geowanking] hii everybody
Tom Longson (nym)
tomlong at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 11:10:57 PST 2006
Pre-order Google Maps Hacks. Rich Gibson covers overlays in that book,
and I believe it's going to be released soon.
You can get it with Mapping Hacks for $39.
I'm completely impartial except for the fact that I wrote two of the
hacks in it and Rich pays me to plug his book.
Tom Longson (nym)
On 1/12/06, Scott Davis <scott at davisworld.org> wrote:
> You understand that the Google Maps API doesn't officially support
> overlaying external layers, right? That doesn't mean it can't be done
> -- it just means you are firmly in "hack it, hope it works" territory.
> I've written a book on the Google Maps API available at http://
> www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/sdgmapi . (Shameless plug: at US
> $8.50, it's a steal!) You can also browse the examples and supporting
> material (like Javadocs for the API) for free at http://
> www.mapmap.org/googlemaps/ .
> In the excellent book Mapping Hacks (O'Reilly), the authors talk
> about pseudo-georeferencing Plain Old Image Files (POIFs??) using
> dragging/zooming of the Google Map.
> This link (http://www.dasnet.org/node/100) talks about one person's
> adventures with figuring out what the real projections of the GM maps
> are and overlaying his own data. Unfortunately, it's not as simple as
> I think what you might want is something that offers the Google Maps
> *user experience* with the ability to add your own layers. The OGC
> (Open Geospatial Consortium -- http://www.opengeospatial.org/) solves
> the second part of the equation. They offer a nice rich set of APIs
> that allow you to dynamically create maps with any set of arbitrary
> layers. A WFS server can serve up your vector data. A WMS server can
> render them along with any raster (imagery) data you have.
> There are a couple of good open source OGC server implementations out
> there -- MapServer (http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/) if you're
> comfortable with PHP. GeoServer (http://geoserver.org) if you are
> more comfortable with Java.
> For a great (but not cheap) commercial solution, I'd check out Ionic
> RedSpider (http://www.ionicsoft.com/). I've worked closely with these
> guys in the past, and they really get the OGC solution space.
> None of these offer the GoogleMaps "drag'n'drop" UI out of the box.
> If you go with MapServer, ka-map (http://ka-map.maptools.org/) gives
> you the rich UI. Another solution is to pick up a copy of Pragmatic
> AJAX (http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/ajax/) -- they have a
> whole chapter, with sample code, on how to roll your own Google Maps
> implementation from scratch.
> Scott Davis
> scott at davisworld.org
> > Ask a generic question, get a generic answer. Perhaps a bit more
> > explanation of your problem would facilitate communication.
> > sophia
> > hemendra wrote:
> >> i have already been to this link..
> >> not that much use...
> >> frst thing i m not getting is i have sdo_geometry type of column
> >> and i
> >> m not getting lat and long for that
> >> but when i converted my shape file to sdo i specified 8307 SRID
> >> hope to get some feedback
> >> with regards
> >> hemendra
> >> hemendra at gisbiz.com
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> *From:* Sophia Parafina <mailto:sparafina at comcast.net>
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