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Suncoast Member Map Finished

by Tom Johnson on Feb 22, 2007
categories: technical-writing web-design

The Suncoast Member mashup map is finished. Several people commented how cool it is.

member map

You can create a mashup map in 5 minutes from, and there are Google plugins for WordPress that also facilitate the map. But I used the Google Map API because I wanted a list of scrollable names on the side. The method was much more arduous (right-click the map file to view the source and see the code for the individual markers).

I'm not entirely sure what the map tells us. I introduced the map along with a date for a member chat. I'm hoping the map will give more context to the remotely located chatters. If nothing else, it's interesting to see where everyone is located.

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