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The Same as Before but with Yahoo! Maps

Okay, in playing around with Google maps, I thought to go check out Yahoo! Maps and see what I could do to get stuff working there.

Check this out:

http://api.maps.yahoo.com/Maps/V1/AnnotatedMaps?
appid=thisisme&xmlsrc=http://blog.case.edu/jms18/code/googlemaps/rss20.xml

Holy interoperability, Batman. A little RSS fun at ya!

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    A whole new page request just to pan? You can't transparently switch between satellite and street view? We all know Google Maps will eventually have the annotation features of Yahoo.

    In related news, I enhanced the Mapping Extension for the Wiki so that you can create your own customized Google Map on any page. The next step is feeding the extension an RSS feed to parse and plot. You could just go to Security Reports on the Case Wiki and see a Google Map of all reported incidents. This would all be taken from a geo-tagged RSS feed produced by Campus Security using the Blog@Case system of course.

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    Hey, I didn't say it was as cool as google. I just said, once we have the geodata in the RSS feeds; interoperability between any number of mapping services is possible.

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    You could just go to Security Reports on the Case Wiki and see a Google Map of all reported incidents. This would all be taken from a geo-tagged RSS feed produced by Campus Security using the Blog@Case system of course.

    Man, if we get that setup, we HAVE to make sure to get the Security People using the system.

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    Oh yea, I, also, found this a bit interesting -- Why the Yahoo! Maps API is Better Than Brand X Maps API.