The return of the map

Regular visitors to my site surely will have noticed that the map on the right side disappeared for a while. (No, the other right, theeere => — sometimes it surprises me how many adults still can’t tell left from right! I mean, how does this work out for them in life?). I hoped to write a tool for point-and-click updating my Google map, but this never happened. Yesterday I did some research on a possible OpenLayers solution, because Google is evil, but while OpenLayers being good stuff for free mapping it would have been way over the top for my little Where-in-Space-is-Meinhard-Sandiego locator. So I decided to resurrect the old school static map and its update tool. In the end it became a complete rewrite from ImageMagick shell calls to PHP’s on-board GD functions. Same same, but different. Let me know if you would like to see the source code (expect no rocket science). I might release it under a Shared source license at a later point, hehe.

So, no more “Oh, I didn’t know you were in town, because the map on your website wasn’t working” allowed, sorry. 🙂

2 Replies to “The return of the map”

  1. Left-right…
    My Turkish friends used to say “we can tell you have never been in military service!” (‘askerlik’) …

  2. hey! there are lots of people out there than cannot tell left from right! and i m not talking about politics, here. and yes, WE are doing just fine. we, the people who cannot tell left from right have many ways of making the difference between the two. left- ring on my finger, right- no ring – works just fine for me. 🙂

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