Category Archives: Code Samples

Google Maps Marker Array Starter

When building a new mapping application, I frequently find myself in need of a way to collect a few locations that I can use as a starting point. I need a quick way of generating latitude and longitude, ideally for points in the area that my application will be focused on.

This week I decided to make a quick little application purely for this purpose. I hope you, too, will find this simple tool useful. … Continue reading

Finding your Google Places_ID

In my last post, “Google Map API Gets Personal“, I spoke about Google’s new “Signed In Map” feature which lets users login to Google Maps to save places, even when the map is embedded in someone else’s website. But what if the place that you want to highlight doesn’t show up with the option to “Save to Google Maps”?

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When to Consider ArcGIS Online

This week I attended ESRI’s 2014 ArcGIS User Conference in Toronto to see what’s new with their software. I was particularly interested in their web services.

ESRI has a product line called ArcGIS Online. They have been pushing this at their user conferences for the past few years as they move more and more from their Desktop program to a cloud-based service. … Continue reading