Google Maps. We're making these new features available to API v2 users


Today we're enabling some new zoom features on Google Maps. We're making these features available to API v2 users as well, so please test them out and send us your feedback!

  • Double-click to zoom. Instead of double-clicking to recenter the map, we now support left double-clicking to recenter and zoom in one level, and right double-clicking to zoom out one level. This can be enabled or disabled by calling enableDoubleClickZoom() or disableDoubleClickZoom() from a GMap2 instance. By default, double-click to zoom is disabled for API sites, since navigation in some API applications relies on the old behavior.

  • Continuous zoom. For users of Firefox and Internet Explorer on Windows, we provide a smooth, continuous zoom animation when you zoom in one level. We turn off overlays during the zoom animation, so this may not be suitable for all API sites. To enable or disable continuous zoom, call enableContinuousZoom() or disableContinuousZoom() from a GMap2 instance. By default, continuous zoom is off.

For more details on zooming, please see the documentation. Don't forget to let us know what you think via the Maps API discussion forum.

Happy zooming!


Open GIS

The OGC(R) Releases Basic Geometry Profile for Geography Markup Language (GML(TM))

WAYLAND, Mass. June 5, 2006 - The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) has approved and released the OpenGIS(R) Geography Markup Language (GML) Simple Features Profile Specification. This standard defines a simple profile of GML version 3.1.1.The OGC's GML specification ...

What is Geoserver

GeoServer is an Open Source server that connects your information to the Geospatial Web.With GeoServer you can publish and edit data using open standards. Your information is made available in a large variety of formats as maps/images or actual geospatial data. GeoServer's transactional capabilities offer robust support for shared editing. GeoServer's focus is ease of use and support for standards, in order to serve as 'glue' for the geospatial web, connecting from legacy databases to many diverse clients.GeoServer supports WFS-T and WMS open protocols from the OGC to produce JPEG, PNG, SVG, KML/KMZ, GML, PDF, Shapefiles and more. More information on specific features of GeoServer can be found here, and some samples of GeoServer in action are in the gallery.Geoserver is built on Geotools, the same Java toolkit that udig uses. GeoServer is a truly open community, with a well documented and modular codebase, so don't hesitate to get involved.Read more about what GeoServer is here.

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Mapping API

Description Mapping services Category Mapping Tags mapping Date Reviewed 2006-07-09 Version
API Home Page http://www.globexplorer.com/products/imagebuilder

From their site:

We offer instant metered Internet access to the world's largest aerial, satellite, and map image database, available in a range of customizable subscription packages. Our software development kit makes it simple to integrate our content into Web sites, and our flexible API's allow customers to incorporate a variety of complimentary information, such as property information, street maps, and parcel maps. We also sell extensions for mapping software and off-the-shelf CD image products. Additionally, our engineers can create and install custom applications to incorporate our content into virtually any business environment.

ProgrammableWeb API Detail: GlobeXplorer


Europäer geben 100 Milliarden Euro im Netz aus

Das Internet bleibt auch in den kommenden Jahren der Wachstumstreiber im Handel. In diesem Jahr geben die Europäer erstmals mehr als 100 Milliarden Euro im Internet aus. 21 Prozent Wachstum im Jahr sagen Marktforscher heraus.

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