Build a Google Maps service

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[8Ball] was interested in building a Google Maps based service, but didn't know where to start. Luckily he stumbled across Peter Rukavina's Charlottetown Transit Map. The project shows the bus routes and has schedule popups linked to each of the stops. Peter was nice enough to include full source code for how this was implemented in PHP and Javascript. He also describes setting up the necessary MySQL tables.

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1. yo "fucter"

I was thinking about something similar for the PSU campus. An implementation of the Loop and Link routes and stops, or the other CATA routes (R, V, etc) with schedules etc would be frggin incredible. The satellite image might be terrible but the map data is fine. Don't give up, I would love if this thing worked.

Posted at 7:02PM on Nov 16th 2005 by sampl 0 stars

2. there is a project by the athens wireless metropolitan network providing its source code too

Posted at 5:47PM on Nov 21st 2005 by phrozen 0 stars

3. My favorite running site just added gmaps as well, you can search to find good running routes and trails in your area. It also has a very powerful running log.

Posted at 4:29PM on Dec 14th 2005 by Brian 0 stars

4. Actually the link for the database project the athens wireless metropolitan network uses, is . Its targeting wireless community networks and uses google maps or google earth to display nodes and wireless links.

Posted at 4:29PM on Apr 17th 2006 by cirrus 0 stars

5. there's a much easier way. Just use this service

A non-technical person can build a google map in about five minutes.

Posted at 5:48PM on Nov 16th 2005 by ed 0 stars

6. Hi,

Very cool implementation. For the interested I've just completed the fourth article of a four-part series on Google maps development using their free API, PHP, MySQL, the U.S. Census Bureau TIGER/Line data, and the Geo::Coder::US Perl package. Here's the article list:

1. Integrating Google Maps into Your Web Applications

2. Retrieving Map Location Coordinates with

3. Build Your Own Geocoding Solution with Geo::Coder::US

4. Build a Geocoding Web Service
Due to be published on 11/16

Hope this helps!

Posted at 1:00PM on Nov 16th 2005 by Jason 0 stars

7. The Google Maps community has been working dilligently on a wiki for Google Maps information here:

A lot of the information comes from discoveries made on the Google-Maps-API discussion group here:

Posted at 8:43AM on Nov 16th 2005 by ian 0 stars

8. Sorry that link should be

and as yet it only appears to work in Firefox

Posted at 5:04AM on Nov 16th 2005 by Oliver JEnkins 0 stars

9. As it happens, I'm trying to do something similar with the London Underground. It looks like this guy has taken a similar approach to me in terms of mapping the locations/points

Here is a link to it (in case anyone cares!) http://

Posted at 4:57AM on Nov 16th 2005 by Oliver Jenkins 0 stars

10. It's a stepping stone to creating your own google maps based project, and I for one am glad to see it. How is any software a hack? Exactly. Hack means to do something, in a creative manner. How is taking some commodity parts and building a power rail and making an AP a hack? Because he took something and made it suit his purposes better. This is not the grandest example of a Google Maps hack (though the GMaps Risk is a good example), this includes source code to get us on our own google maps based solution. If I had this when I worked as a Dell Field Tech, I could have scripted it to take the calls from the website and then give me automatic maps, with the best possible route.

Posted at 10:47PM on Nov 15th 2005 by grayskies 0 stars

11. How is this a hack? Google has an published the map API, and everything on their site is well documented. The maps are designed to be used in this way, so what makes this a hack?

Posted at 7:45PM on Nov 15th 2005 by john 0 stars

12. I wanted to do this for penn state; upload your class schedule and it would show you were all the buldings are and how much time it should take to walk to each one, but google maps has a very very low res(or as i say: shitty) of psu campus, so that idea was axed. :(

Posted at 3:02PM on Nov 15th 2005 by fucter 0 stars

13. I thought this was a great use of Google maps: plotting running routes. You can see other people's routes, along with length information, water, and bathroom stops.

Posted at 4:00PM on Nov 15th 2005 by Mike Pickering 0 stars


Posted at 11:12AM on Nov 15th 2005 by kURTROEDEGER 0 stars

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