[aprssig] Google maps

ke4nyv at hamhud.net ke4nyv at hamhud.net
Fri Jul 1 20:08:42 CDT 2005

The API isn't too bad to learn so far.  I have been writing HTML for about 8
years, but never really got to serious in Java.  I went ahead and got a 
key for
www.ke4nyv.com and according to the docs, that key is good for anything 
under my
index directory.

So far, just in the last 30 minutes I have been able to show a map and place a
marker in the center.


Jason KE4NYV
RPC Electronics

Quoting Lee <lee.inman at gmail.com>:

> Steve,
>  GM keys are issued per url _and_ directory (unfortunately). If the key is
> for www.findu.com <http://www.findu.com> then
> http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find1.cgi?call=K4HG
> won't work since it references the "cgi-bin" directory. One of the Google
> developers did say that they are working on a different key scheme...
>  73, Lee K0QED
>  On 7/1/05, Steve Dimse <steve at dimse.com> wrote:
>> 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 <http://www.findu.com> for this to
>> work. findu.com <http://findu.com>,
>> web.findu.com <http://web.findu.com>, www1.findu.com<http://www1.findu.com>,
>> www.findu-you.com <http://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 <http://www.findu.com>!
>> Steve K4HG
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