Google Maps Widget (unofficial)
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This is a Google maps standalone viewer.

It is currently in alpha stage, since there is one major bug - it will not show the content in the popup pin windows (this is a known incompatibility between Google Maps standalone and Safari - I am in the process of re-writing all my code to fix this). There is a second, minor bug as well - dragging on the map only works after viewing the flipside of the widget at least once

Other then this, everything should work - though of course, it is a work in progress, and comments are welcome.

Many thanks to the people at
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PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Jun 2005
Sorry bout that folks, my site has been down for this last weekend till now as I was dooing some much needed upgrades (from Redhat 2.0/mips to NetBSD/cobalt-mips 2.0.2). The site is back up now, and should be faster and more stable.
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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Jun 2005
The site to download this from is down. Anyone know where to get it?
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Gordymac reviewed on 02 Jun 2005
Okay, I've tried it. Functionally, it does what it does well...but it's not very pretty.

While I'd like to see directions, I'd prefer it go one step further by adding the ability to find a map listing of the item currently selected in either the address book or the yellow pages widgets--or, use both for directions.

Finally, I believe Google (and NAVTEQ) would frown on the copyright info being cut off. I think that should be fixed--it's only fair since you're using their service.

One issue, the popup bubble has no data in it. I'm not sure if that's a problem with the address I entered, or the widget itself.
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Anonymous commented on 02 Jun 2005
The popup bubble issue is the "pin-popup" bug I mentioned. It is going to be fixed - it is in fact my top priority. It is actually a known issue between GMaps standalone mode and the webkit/safari.

As for the copyright, I did not plan on cutting it off, and I think you are right - it should be shown.

Not too sure about the integration with the phonebook/yellowpages, though it is possible, but I DO plan on making it so the sidebar can display clickable pins, that go to the points you have on the map - the sidebar will not just be for driving directions
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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Jun 2005
Other than the basic map functionality working. It would be great if the widget was live re-sizable.

Keep up the good work!
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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Jun 2005
i will wait 'til this widget works with other browsers than Safari... (Firefox is good to!)
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Anonymous commented on 02 Jun 2005
um - this widget does not "work with" a browser - it is totally self contained
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scotteg had trouble on 02 Aug 2005
Latest release is hogging memory (several hundred MB). Showing up in Activity Monitor as not responding. Tried closing widget within Dashboard, but still showed in Activity Monitor. Force quit and relaunched. Same thing. Deleted this widget. I hope you can fix it soon, as it's one of my favorite widgets. Thanks!
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Anonymous commented on 02 Aug 2005
Try this one:

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/18970

You may like it better.
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Date:02 Jun 2005
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This is a Google maps standalone viewer.

It is currently in alpha stage, since there is one major bug - it will not show the content in the popup pin windows (this is a known incompatibility between Google Maps standalone and Safari - I am in the process of re-writing all my code to fix this). There is a second, minor bug as well - dragging on the map only works after viewing the flipside of the widget at least once

Other then this, everything should work - though of course, it is a work in progress, and comments are welcome.

Many thanks to the people at mygmaps.com, for their hard work in pioneering google map hacking.

future plans for this widget include a pop-out sidebar for directions support, support for loading your own xml/xsl mapping files, support for google's satellite maps (this is already done, just not enabled), and, if I can pull it off, pulling terraserver satellite mapping data into this widget - allowing better resolution, though with older photographs, for the satellite view.


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