Mon, 03 May 2010
Wed, 31 Mar 2010
A small Geo Mashup customization for Laini’s Little Pocket Guide adds a link in the info window to Street View where it is available. Street View is loaded over the map, similar to Google’s interface, with a close button up top to return to the map. This is good stuff – some of this code may have to go into future versions of Geo Mashup…
Tue, 09 Mar 2010
Some time has passed since I worked with WordPressDevelopment.com on this site for athletes using the Trakker GPS system, but I see the site has since gone live. This was a heavy customization involving a modified Geo Mashup 1.2 and ExtInfoWindow library. There are a lot of little visual treats awaiting visitors in the various maps on the site. Other challenges were highly specific templates – the info window in some global maps behaves differently than in similar maps on other pages. I learned some good things that will increase the flexibility of Geo Mashup in the future, although I still don’t have an easy solution to things like visually customized info windows.
Wed, 16 Sep 2009
This art project based on the concept of traffic islands as public space uses maps as one of many perspectives on the subject. Fairly standard Geo Mashup customizations are used in creative ways to produce engaging interactions. For a project with a limited budget, you may find it difficult to stop browsing, even if you’re nowhere near Los Angeles.
Today is the second anniversary of the project, which looks like it has a long life ahead of it.
Tue, 08 Sep 2009
This is a simple presentation of events on a map, with a fun spotlight effect for highlighting a particular event. Geo Mashup needed some significant work to associate a date with a post location – a feature that will now be included in the next release.
The No Impact Project promotes a new book and movie about a family that went to extremes for a year to reduce their environmental impact. I like the movie clip under “see it” – my guess is that most of us will identify with Mom’s experience.
Mon, 11 May 2009
Teamed up with Vernal Creative again, we put Geo Mashup to work mapping and listing the theaters that belong to this organization. The presentation is simple and effective, but it also exemplifies the way Geo Mashup makes WordPress into a GeoCMS. The map is really a map of WordPress pages, but in this context a located page is a theater. WordPress gives you posts and pages, Geo Mashup locates them for you, and you give them meaning for yourself and your audience.
Soon, Geo Mashup will locate users and comments for you also…
Mon, 13 Apr 2009
I worked with visionsmith.com to use Geo Mashup to manage the geo content of this team of skiing, skydiving, BASE-jumping, paragliding maniacs. This site makes especially good use of Geo Mashup’s full post display and tabbed category index to create a highly interactive map for exploring the content of the site.
Tue, 07 Apr 2009
This site by Vernal Creative has worldwide projects organized into categories and subcategories. The challenge was to display these in tabs based on category, then post listings based on subcategory, where the post listing link would open its marker on the map. Our success gave Geo Mashup a cool new control, the tabbed category index, capable of many configurations in addition to the original at RSF.
Fri, 03 Apr 2009
This is one of my favorite Geo Mashup customizations, a compendium of guerrilla-style golfing locations in Germany. There are some features here I haven’t done anywhere else, like the maximized info window and interactive paged location list in the sidebar. You don’t have to speak German to have some fun playing with this one, while enjoying the nice design and good humor.
Wed, 01 Apr 2009
This was a small project done earlier this year, one of a few instances where I was hired to customize the content of the info window. That work eventually led me to the idea for the info window template feature, which puts this kind of result within an educated user’s grasp. The newer interactive legend would work nicely in this setting also.