Flex: UMap TerraServer Demo

Yet another UMap demo. This is just a stripped version of the some of the code from a previous WMS demo. I have modified the WMS settings to point to the TerraServer WMS feed.

IFrame Map App

Right-click to view/download the source code.

I am having a bit of a rest from developing for the moment. I will get round to peoples requests for updates in a week or so.

GWT: gTraffic Timeline

I occasionally have a look at my GWT traffic mashup to make sure it’s still working. I was looking at it again tonight and was struck by how many good ideas it seems to have. Good ideas that no one else seems to have bothered to pick up on. As an example take a look at the view (as of tonight) for the Berkshire area.

gTraffic

I was clicking around to make sure that the data seemed up to date and kept clicking on long running Roadworks. If you only had that view then it would be a chore to determine what was new and what was long running except that you have the ability to flick over to the time-line. Looking at that I could see right away what the latest events were. The time-line view is not perfect but I am still amazed no one else has copied this idea cos I think this is genuinely useful.

gTraffic timeline

Another one is the zoom-in/zoom-out buttons on the infowindow. My implementation jumps down to the street view and then back up to the last selected zoom level. I know this has been used elsewhere in sites connected to me but I would have thought this would be more widespread as, again, it’s a useful functionality.

gTraffic zoom

Maybe it’s just me but I think there are some good ideas here which are not represented in current traffic web sites.