Mosaics of Web History (MoWH), located athttp://www.mowh.com, officially opened for business today. Instead of offering pixels for sale, this new site gives visitors the ability to purchase the very fabric of the internet — HTML code; specifically, tags. Users either design a standard or use the tag to display a button image of their own design. Each button features the owner’s message in its title attribute (which is visible by mousingover the button). Pushing a button takes the visitor to the owner’s website of choice. Buttons are displayed on the http://www.mowh.com website for a term of five (5) years.
Archives for January 12, 2006
In yet another humorous article about Google’s poor maps – actually guys, the data provided to Google, mapquest, MSN, and others are licensed from data providers like Navteq and Tele Atlas. Nobody ever claims that these data are perfect and they are frequently updated based on user feedback and regular QC by the vendors. To say that “google’s maps are inaccurate” is ridiculous… Google serves up the data, they don’t create it or own it. About NPR, they have made a mountain out of a molehill because one specific directions exercise led them on a sidewalk rather than a road.. sure, there’s problems with the data but these are small quirks in the data that will be sorted out. Typically some local knowledge is always good to have when you interpret directions that are provided to you via web services.. gee, one dude on a news list actually suggested a class action lawsuit because of this.. my lord.. based on what?? LOL – See story at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5140674
Eric from Geospatial Training has sent this info my way which may be of interest to you budding map hackers/mashers… GeoSpatial Training & Consulting, LLC, a provider of virtual and instructor led GIS training courses, is pleased to announce the release of its latest virtual training course entitled “Google Maps For Your Apps!”. This course is designed to enable you to take advantage of Google Maps for your website. You will learn how to create maps, add map controls for user interactions (zooming, and panning), programmatically alter the map extent, add points of interest to the map, add custom icons, geocode addresses on the fly, read addresses from a database or XML file, and display aerial photography. See http://www.geospatialtraining.com/catalog_googlemaps.cfm