[aprssig] Google maps

Steve Dimse steve at dimse.com
Fri Jul 1 19:26:30 CDT 2005

On Jul 1, 2005, at 8:12 PM, Steve Dimse wrote:

> Google Maps is not compatible with every web browser. Google Maps  
> currently supports recent versions of Firefox/Mozilla, IE 5.5+,  
> Safari 1.2+, and sort of supports Opera. IE 5.0 is not supported.

One other thing. Google requires a key to use this, and it is indexed  
to the URL. You must use www.findu.com for this to work. findu.com,  
web.findu.com, www1.findu.com, www.findu-you.com, for example, all  
are aliased to the same cgis, and all of these will work in any URL  
on findU, except, unfortunately, this new google map feature. The  
only answer I can see is to register all of these other aliases and  
get a separate key, use the cgi function to determine the referring  
URL, and use that to send the correct URL. Pain in the butt, and  
therefore something I will leave for late in the development.  
Hopefully they will have added the ability to specify aliases long  
before I get to that point.

In the meantime, just use www.findu.com!

Steve K4HG

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