Posted tagged ‘google maps’

Hot to get GPS location data for a given adress?

11. November 2008

I wanted to update my Apache FOAF-file. Especially I wanted to add geo data <foaf:based_near><geo:Point>. But where to get that information? From Google Maps? I havent found any „Get GPS“ button so I had to search … and found a short article. Basically it is easy: the location is stored in the ll-Parameter of the URL 😉

So open Google Maps, enter the adress and have a look at the „Link“ on the right of the map. The ll-Parameter of that URL contains the GPS data in „latitude,longitude“ format. So the first part would be inside <geo:lat> and the second in <geo:long>.


Links for 2008-10-14

17. Oktober 2008

According to this (German) article Google Maps places text ads in a line under the map. That article critizises that you dont know the exact location in a map – you have to enter the (already displayed) adress in GoogleMaps again. They want to have another pin on the map. I dont want to have „commercial pins“ on the map. But a possibility to fade in these pins if I want. Maybe via click on that link.

Aleksey Aristov found out that you can deploy OSGi applications to Amazon EC2. He shows some screenshots and provides links to webcasts.