[kwlug-disc] Map Mashups

Paul Nijjar 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
first time:


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
and embarrassed.) 

> 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. 

- Paul


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