View Full Version : AJAX Map Tutorial

05-05-2006, 07:23 PM

I'm thinking about developing a Google Maps style project for the university I work at. What I'd like to do is have a graphical image of our campus we currently use, but use AJAX to allow people to select a building and have the map dynamically move and point out the location.

The map is quite big so I was thinking of having it like Google Maps where you can drag the map through an iframe without having the page reload.

Does anyone know of some good tutorials on how to do this? While our campus is relatively large, it's not large enough to just use Google Maps instead of developing our own.


05-05-2006, 07:56 PM
Why don't you just use the Google API and put overlays/poly lines on it to specify what the buildings and such are. Rather easy to do except if GoogleMaps is not up to date with what exists.

One of the Ajax books out there have a chapter on creating your own: http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/ajax/


05-05-2006, 08:46 PM
The thing is our map provides a better illustration of buildings and location than what is currently on Google Maps.