|Summary of Content|
|This section is the start of a collection of links, notes and bits related to Google
Mapping. More of an exercise in how I could use maps as a means of navigating my Travel Web pages.|
The Google tutorial is fine as an introduction to the capabilities of the API but leaves (me) short on the finer points such as marker formatting and positioning. The independent tutorial from Econym complements and develops on it well.
The biggest problem with either way of mapping seems to be the loading times. It might be my impatience but I know that I have to wait over 30 seconds for my example to download and display on my 2mb b/band / 2.8mhz / 512mb machine. Saying this I know that much lesser specified machines are seeing my map in ten seconds or less. If I get to the bottom of it I'll be a happy bunny. If you know the answer or places to look could you let me know? Thanks.
I've put my marker positioning guide below for ease of access for me (just displays the get-centre position and current zoom)