Archive for September, 2006
We’ve started adding new data to the ZoomIn. With the new maps comes a lot more data.
So far, we’ve added:
- Emergency services like: Police Stations, Fire Stations and Ambulance depots
- Golf courses
- Car Parks
- Schools and Educational Institutions
- Places of Worship
- Hospital and Medical centres
- Parks and Recreation areas
We’re adding all of the places to map, so you can access the zoomin goodness ie adding comments, and pictures etc.
|I have been building a new application over the last week. I was doing some mundane data entry and realised that I could easily automate the whole process. So as a personal project, I am working on converting this idea into a new Web 2.0 site. I won’t give too much details about the site until later in the week.|
|To make sure that I am fully web 2.0 compliant, here’s my checklist:
<font color=”green”>√</font> Select Web 2.0 name: I thought of a name and added r on the end
<font color=”green”>√</font> Design Web 2.0 Logo: Easy – I went to Web 2.0 Logo Generator, put the application name in and generated a new shiny logo with beta badge!
<font color=”green”>√</font> Select Web 2.0 HTML design: I didn’t want too spend much time around on the design, so went to google and found Web 2.0 generator which gave me a shiny new CSS layout.
<font color=”green”>√</font> Use external API’s: I’ve hooked into some Amazon API’s and have been customising their XML feeds.
<font color=”green”>√</font> Community Interaction: I have added tags to allow users to customise their view of my data.
The site is progressing rapidly and it should be live some time next week.
We’ve completed the first stage of our map upgrade. We are now using our new maps based on Terralink data. The maps are now cleaner and easier to read. We have street directions, intersections and some points of interest such as schools and parks.
During the upgrade some of the suburb data was changed to accomodate the new data, all inbound links have been updated to redirect to the right place.
The second phase of the update is due to be complete by the end of the weekend. If you spot any errors, please let us know.
ProjectX and Smaps are in the news…