Google Maps API + GnomeWorldWide?

I was looking at the Google Maps API documentation, and had an idea: combine it with the data from GnomeWorldWide, and you could have a nice zoomable map, and provide extra info when clicking on the marker (name, location, hackergotchi, etc).

I might take a look at this when I get some time (probably after getting back from Brazil).

6 Comments

  1. Pierre
    Posted 15 July, 2005 at 12:29 am | Permalink

    We’ve done something similar at Ubuntu-fr.org but we update the xml file by hand thaks to the wiki

  2. Posted 15 July, 2005 at 12:49 am | Permalink

    Let me know if you want some help with this. I think it would be super-cool. I’ve played with the Google Maps API, but I want to do something a little more complex.

  3. Posted 15 July, 2005 at 3:23 am | Permalink

    I’ve done a usermap for ubuntuusers. [http://www.ubuntu-de.org/map.php] :-)

  4. Dennis K.
    Posted 15 July, 2005 at 6:29 am | Permalink

    You mean something like Ross Burton did:

    http://www.burtonini.com/blog/computers/gmaps-2005-07-14-16-40

  5. Alan Pater
    Posted 15 July, 2005 at 6:34 am | Permalink

    Great movie, Brazil. Have you read the book it’s based on?

  6. Posted 15 July, 2005 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    Dennis: yeah. Ross did that after we talked about it on IRC. There is a lot more that could be done though, such as popping up some user info when clicking on the markers.