Google maps api in ruby/rails

I’ve been looking for any modules/tools that are available for using
the google maps api in rails. I found a couple of quick examples, but
not much more. If anyone knows of good sites that cover using google
maps api in rails please post it here:)

Chris

On Jul 3, 2006, at 4:13 AM, snacktime wrote:

I’ve been looking for any modules/tools that are available for using
the google maps api in rails. I found a couple of quick examples, but
not much more. If anyone knows of good sites that cover using google
maps api in rails please post it here:)

http://wiki.rubyonrails.com/rails/pages/Cartographer+Plugin

You may want to update the plugin if you end up using it.

Warren Brian Noronha

What are you trying to do? I went with Cartographer for a while, but it
really
wasn’t quite what I needed. In the end it turned I could go mostly with
javascript code.

Stephan

snacktime wrote:

I’ve been looking for any modules/tools that are available for using
the google maps api in rails. I found a couple of quick examples, but
not much more. If anyone knows of good sites that cover using google
maps api in rails please post it here:)

Chris

On 7/2/06, Stephan W. [email protected] wrote:

What are you trying to do? I went with Cartographer for a while, but it
really
wasn’t quite what I needed. In the end it turned I could go mostly with
javascript code.

It’s for a web site where people can do a proximity search for doctors
within X miles of their home. The search is in postgresql, then once
we have all the points we want to display a map centered on the house
with an icon overlay for each doctor. We also need driving
directions. I like the google maps better than mapquest, but google
doesn’t have driving directions and mapquest does. So if it’s not too
much work we will use google for the maps and mapquest for driving
directions.

If anyone has done something similar I’d appreciate any feedback.
This is for a client site and I’d like to get it all working within a
couple of months.

On 03/07/06, Stephan W. [email protected] wrote:

What about the ads that Google wants to display with the maps at some
point?

I thought the situation was that they reserve the right to put ads
with the maps, but don’t plan to.
-Nathan

Couple of months should be plenty and you can do this with Cartographer.

What about the ads that Google wants to display with the maps at some
point?

I wanted to avoid redrawing/reloading the map all the time. So I
assembled my own javascript to control the markers, which gets used by
server responses (Ajax).

Stephan

snacktime wrote:

On 7/2/06, Stephan W. [email protected] wrote:

What are you trying to do? I went with Cartographer for a while, but it
really
wasn’t quite what I needed. In the end it turned I could go mostly with
javascript code.

It’s for a web site where people can do a proximity search for doctors
within X miles of their home. The search is in postgresql, then once
we have all the points we want to display a map centered on the house
with an icon overlay for each doctor. We also need driving
directions. I like the google maps better than mapquest, but google
doesn’t have driving directions and mapquest does. So if it’s not too
much work we will use google for the maps and mapquest for driving
directions.

If anyone has done something similar I’d appreciate any feedback.
This is for a client site and I’d like to get it all working within a
couple of months.

On Jul 2, 2006, at 6:43 PM, snacktime wrote:

I’ve been looking for any modules/tools that are available for using
the google maps api in rails. I found a couple of quick examples, but
not much more. If anyone knows of good sites that cover using google
maps api in rails please post it here:)

You may want to check out the ym4r gem.

http://thepochisuperstarmegashow.com/projects/#ym4r

I switched my app to that from Cartographer recently.

–Wade

On 7/2/06, Stephan W. [email protected] wrote:

Couple of months should be plenty and you can do this with Cartographer.

What about the ads that Google wants to display with the maps at some
point?

When they do that, hopefully they will have a commercial version
without ads that’s cost effective.

hi, how I can obtain the coordinates when I do click in the map?

thanks,

2006/7/2, H. Wade M. [email protected]:

THis should help:

http://www.google.com/apis/maps/documentation/index.html#Event_Listeners

I think you can get a Google Maps In a Box now…

http://www.google.com/enterprise/maps/

hi again,

how I can obtain the coordinates when I do click in the map but using
ym4r?

thanks

2006/7/4, Geoff H. [email protected]:

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