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Application development

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by piqued, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. piqued

    piqued Registered Member

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    So, I'm starting with a blank canvas (whiteboard) here...and need some direction.

    I'd like to create a map/locator style application and really...have no idea where to start....I've done some searching but only came up with information and resource on application hosting providers and all of that good stuff..


    Thanks people.
     
  2. piqued

    piqued Registered Member

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    Anyone? I'm just looking to create a basic map application that has a database of all locations that I specify...pretty simple I'd think once I get the concept or a good resource of two...

    Thanks in advanced for the 411!


    EDIT: Did some more research, for any one that's curious there's a google api among other open sources resources for this type of thing
     
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  3. MrBlue

    MrBlue Senior Member

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    OpenStreetMap is a global project with an aim of collaboratively collecting map data.
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    http://www.openstreetmap.org/about
    OSM API library in PHP
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    https://github.com/kenguest/Services_Openstreetmap
     
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    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    Learn Ruby on Rails.
     
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  5. Arbvestor

    Arbvestor Newbie

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    I think MrBlue's suggestion is very good. OpenStreetMap data is free and very detailed. It is very worth using, even if the api is quite harder to master than Google's or Bing's.
     
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