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Twitter-Google Maps Mashup

April 26th, 2009

Love it or hate it, its hard to ignore Twitters recent explosion in popularity. Not only are they super popular to the masses, but they are nice enough to give us an API to use in order to create our own twitter applications. I don’t use it too much, but I figured it would be worth checking out at least from an API stand point.

Turns out, the API is actually just a series of webservice calls that just return a json or atom string, so it is extremely easy to use (and it explains the mass amount of twitter programs out there). I don’t feel it would be too beneficial to create a bunch of ‘This is how you search for people’, ‘This is how you do a post’, so I decided to turn this into a mashup between this and google maps.

What I decided to do an article on is how to take twitters geocoded search feature and place them on a map within google. This article will explain how to call Twitters search service, parse that and then using Googles Geocoder, plot where those users are twittering from.
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Intro to Google Maps API for Flex: Part 2

March 9th, 2009

It is hard to deny that the Google Maps API has a lot of built in functionality to it. I enjoyed writing the last article and I felt it was time to get into it a little more. In my last last article on the API, I focused primarily on how to add a marker to the map and also how to create a custom infoWindow. This article’s main topic will be on how to plot PolyLines on a map, how to get the distance between them, and using Markers to had a little bit more usability to your application.
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Intro to Google Maps API for Flex

February 18th, 2009

Google Maps has proven itself to be one of the best mapping systems on the internet. We have also seen a great number of google maps mashups take place (Everything some Subway maps to where is the cheapest gas). I only felt it would be nice to have an intro on how to use the google maps API with in Flex. On that note, it has been four posts since I have done a How-To article, so this is even more fitting. Within this tutorial, I will just go over some basics on how to add and edit Markers on a map and keep track of them in a grid.
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