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    Map and its capabilities


    Hey,
    Im working on a project using HTML, CSS, and Javascript to make a map similar to google maps but alot simpler.

    I would like the same functionality including mouse zooming and click-to-drag. I also would like to make thousands of individual blocks segmented diffrerently to identify each block.

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    the main webpage would be the world map and when you zoom in by x16 (for example) you will see blocks after blocks (pictures etc) then using click-to-drag in order to view more (blocks/pictures).

    I hope im making sense about what i am trying to achieve and as regards to roads and streets that you find on a normal map - this part is something i would not be looking to add.

    I was thinking if HTML, CSS, and Javascript would allow me to create such a thing or would i be needing Python/API - I know there are loads of ready made maps you can edit online/download but i would like to create my own thing.

    Thanks for any suggestions.
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    Originally Posted by brendon20uk
    I know there are loads of ready made maps you can edit online/download but i would like to create my own thing.
    Kind of hard to re-invent the wheel; when you have limited tools. The people who created these types of maps have in-depth skills in web development. And... no offense, but if your asking others how to do this; your probably not at the level you need to be at, to create something like this.

    I have been doing web development for years and I would not even begin trying to start a project like this from scratch (with no external software backbone support). But, if I would make a go of it and try something like this... I would look into some type of Map or GPS API. Also, if I were you... I would delve into HTML5 Canvases or Flash; as the base layout for this map your wanting to create. You will need some type of API and/or Server Side Code (like Python) to interact with your JavaScript/AJAX.

    Originally Posted by brendon20uk
    I was thinking if HTML, CSS, and Javascript would allow me to create such a thing or would i be needing Python/API
    So... yeah, you would pretty much need all of that.
    Last edited by web_loone08; December 28th, 2012 at 08:06 PM.

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