My recent adventure into Google Maps has left me inspired. It turns out that the nice people at Google have published the code for Google Maps, which means anyone can play around with Google Maps and produce new applications. So, I scooted around the web looking for a good battle maps/Google Maps mash up. To my surprise I couldn't find any. Since I have a passing knowledge of Java and other such languages I decided to pull together a very simple battle maps application.
Here it is at a very, very early stage. Still needs loads of work but it will stay live at this page as I work away.
The aim of the project is as follows:
1. To produce a Google map that contains reference to all battle locations, world wide, ever!
2. To allow users to add their own battle locations.
3. To produce a database of battle locations for use by other people.
Anyway, stay tuned for more developments.
The map is now up and running in its most basic form. If you click on the map an info window appears. You can then add the information for the battle. This is then stored on the server. I am working on getting the battle locations to stay visible. Baby steps...
The map is now up and running and it waiting to be populated. Just click on the location and fill out the form that pops up. The look of the page and it's location still need from work but its live.