[isf-wifidog] Hotspot status with Google Maps (almost done) !

Proulx François fproulx at edito.qc.ca
Sam 2 Juil 10:54:46 EDT 2005

That would a real piece of cake todo, I could even be done  
dynamically without reloading the page. Everything is client-side.  
The database doesn't have the field yet, I wanted to ask the Wifidog  
list before... Should we use PostGIS already or simply add FLOAT  
fields like FLOAT(10.6) ( that's what's recommended for civil  
applications). Since we're about to write conversion for MySQL I  
wasn't sure what to do...

Mina : I simply took the coordinates straight from Google Maps by  
looking up the adresses, no need to use the GPS for now.

See ya

On 2-Jul-2005, at 9:44 , Mina Naguib wrote:

> Brilliant
> What's missing to make it show all the locations with live statuses ?
> In case of missing hotspots I have a GPS device and can happily  
> populate the DB with the coordinates.
> On 2-Jul-05, at 3:12 AM, Proulx François wrote:
>> Hi everybody,
>> I am pleased to announce that I have a very nice working proof of  
>> concept for hotspot status using the brand new Google Maps API.
>> You can have a look at my demo here :
>> http://www.edito.qc.ca/mapping/map_demo.html
>> Please note that the data are bogus, it's a snapshot of the  
>> database from a month ago and the status are completely random. I  
>> tracked down about 20 GPS coordinates, I have a still lots to do,  
>> but that's bread and butter compared to the JavaScript programming.
>> If you're interested in the technical aspects :
>> I'm using a XML document geneated by Wifidog containing all the  
>> data about the hotspots ( this is actually taken from my current  
>> developpment copy of the Wifidog code ). The document is loaded  
>> dynamically using XMLHttpRequest on the client-side and parsed to  
>> display on a map.
>> Have fun, I'm open to comment as this is only a demo.
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