Archive for the ‘ProjectX Technology’ Category

Google Maps API V3 is coming

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Google Maps JavaScript API v3 Example: Reverse Geocoding Simple_1248215257358Here at [business:ProjectX Technology] we are quite excited to see that Google are working on a new version of their Mapping API.

Version 3 is still in it’s early days in Google Labs, however it is already showing exciting features and improvements, as well as a much better code structure.

I recently built a quick demo of the capabilities of it’s new Geocoding system, to show the improvements on the data being returned. It’s exciting to point out that Google has now listed this as an official demo for Version 3 of their API.

Although there is still a wee way before this API is ready for serious use, it should be a good step forward when it’s ready.

A long time between drinks…

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Wow, looking at the blog, we haven’t made any posts in months.

Lots of changes happening, new staff, new office, lots of work! We’ve been busy on productionising some code, working with Gooddata and our new project with GWRC.

More details to come…..

ProjectX moves into the heart of Silicon Welly

Friday, September 12th, 2008

We’ve moved!

ProjectX moved to Level 3 Symes De Silva House. We’re sharing the space with Plan HQ and the heart of Silicon Welly.

New Contact Details:
Level 3 Symes De Silva House,
97-99 Courtenay place, Wellington

Phone: 04 910 3100

Where's my Train ?

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

At ProjectX, we’ve been wanting to show-case our abilities in building cool map applications. Here’s a little R&D project that was kicked off as potential contender of Mash-up challenge. We’ve built Wellington Trains as a flash based “Train Simulation” showing the estimated location of a train in real time. The position of the train is estimated based on the train time-table from the Metlink site. The project was inspired by Swiss Trains. We’ve taken it to the next level by having proper animated trains and it runs against the current time. We’re thinking of adding buses to the app in due time. We’ve used Google and Virutal Earth maps in the demo.

Its fun to watch around 8:30am and 5pm as the number of trains on the network increase.

A big thanks to Metlink for giving us permission to build the demo.

Here’s some pictures:

Johnsonville, Hutt and Melling trains on a Google Map.

A couple of trains stopping at the station in Red on a Virtual Earth Aerial map.

A couple of trains stopping at the station in Red on a Virtual Earth Hybridmap.

Here’s a train coming into Ava Station

What we've been doing over summer…

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Blog post have been taking a back seat while I’ve busy with Summer of Code, Free The Net, FooCamp and Webstock *sigh* . We’ll be introducing via the blog a number of technologies over the next few weeks.

We’ve been busy over summer (as well as Summer of Code projects) working on updates of existing products, improving ZoomIn and finalising a couple new tools and products.

Coming soon

  • Fresh maps with all latest street information
  • A geo-content management tool
  • New Map visualisation api.
  • A demo site feature some of the client work from the last 6 months.
  • And more tools….


Foo camp beckons…

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Starting to think about Foo camp at the end of the week… Paul Gold and I will be up there, looking forward to geek out and catch up with people from around the country.

We’ll be talking about:

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  • Summer of Code and student internships – How we can make this a national programme
  • Data Visualisation
  • Geo-location
  • Web optimisation and how to make your site fast

We've moved !

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

We moved office over the weekend. We’re now located on Willis St above Roti restaurant. (Across the road from Catalyst and Ascent. Hi Guys !)

ProjectX move from Johnston St to Willis St

Our new contact details are as follows:

ProjectX Technology Ltd.

149A Willis Street
Phone / FAX:
+64 4 910 3100

Postal Address:
PO BOX 155


Thursday, October 18th, 2007

This came as a very pleasant surprise: In last night’s NZ Open Source Awards, ProjectX won the “Open Source Use in Business” category, and NZ Summer of Code took out the “Open Source Use in Education” award.

Open Source Awards for ProjectX and Summer of Code

We’ll write some more soon about the advantages we’ve found to using open source, and some specific software that we can’t do without; but for the moment we’re all just rather stunned!

ZoomIn and Summer of Code Open Source Awards finalists

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

We’ve just been notified that ZoomIn has been nominated in the Open source in Business category and Summer of Code has been nominated in the Open source in Education. Woo Hoo ! Thanks to the NZ Open Source Association

Thanks for the recognition for ZoomIn and Summer of Code. We’re not resting with what’ve got. We’re working really hard on some majorĀ  improvements to ZoomIn and launching Summer of Code 2.0.

Kudo’s to our CHQ cousins Silverstripe in making the final selection also!

New phone details for ProjectX

Thursday, August 16th, 2007


You’ve got a new phone line. You can now reach us at:

Phone: +64 4 910 3100
Fax: +64 4 910 3100