[kwlug-disc] Map Mashups
paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Fri Feb 12 18:39:48 EST 2010
On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 04:37:12PM -0500, Adam Glauser wrote:
> Paul Nijjar wrote:
>> It would be nice if it was possible to keep this on an intranet, at
>> least for the time being.
> Do you mean the source data or the mashup itself?
Ironically, much of the source data will be public. But there could be
backlash/concerns if people find out that the mashup itself is on the
Internet. It's sort of like what happens when you go here for the
All that data is public. Seeing it all in one place is freaky.
> If you wanted to try
> going the Google Maps route, you are required to pay them (on the order
> of $10k last time I checked) unless your map will be publicly available.
This is worthwhile information. Now I am glad I put my ignorant
question to the list. (Actually, I was glad as soon as Richard gave me
his lightning quick reply. Fortunately you can be simultaneously glad
> I don't know if anything similar exists for OpenStreetMap (JOSM + .osm
> maybe?), but if you can easily transform the dataset into KML you can
> have your users load up the KML file in Google Earth.
That's another good suggestion. My users are already familiar with
Google Earth, so this might be a good way to go.
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