Firefox Plugin: Annotating Google Maps
changes to google’s “api” have broken this script. currently looking into a fix
This is a way to arbitrarily annotate Google Maps, using the Greasemonkey Firefox Plugin. Points are defined in Google’s annotation format and made available, like this one. With the plugin installed, when the browser loads http://maps.google.com/ appended with “?loc=” and the url of any Points file, those points are made available for display within Google Maps.
To try it..
- Install the Greasemonkey plugin in Firefox.
- Install the Google Maps Annotation User Script by right clicking on the link, and selecting “Install user script..”
- Load Google Maps Santa Cruz Beaches, and click “Display Points”.
- Create another Points file, and load it up.
Also worked on more ways of pulling maps out of google (geo-rectified, in flash) but I’ll hold on to those, just a bit dodgy.