As promised yesterday, here is my first experiment with GMaps.
On the whole, I like the technology. It does a lot of the work for you in terms of plotting and it works off on an external xml file. The only real downside is that it does not use actual address information, only latitude and longitude coordinates. There are a number of free lookup services online, I used GeoCoder.us which worked very well, still it’s an extra, probably unnecessary step.
I’ll look around and see if there is some automated process out there which does automatic conversions and reports back.
On the whole though, a very good and easy proof of concept.
With no further ado, here My Week So Far