Monday, September 21, 2009

Google Maps on Individual Whipple Genweb Pages

This weekend I found a few hours to cobble together an initial--pre-beta--proof-of-concept implementation of static Google Maps on the individual pages of the Whipple Genweb.

If the Genweb page-generation script detects an individual's place(s) of birth, christening, marriage, death or burial, it attempts to create a Google Map in the upper right-hand corner of her/his page. With 130,000+ separate pages in the Whipple Genweb, there are bound to be errors caused by typos in places and other unforeseen conditions.

If you find errors, feel free to comment on this blog.

Next step: Add controls to zoom in/out and pan the maps (as soon as I find the spare time.)

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