Re: Getting a Google MAP

2017-04-28 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Mike: Thanks for your help. I found a link to Python, PHP, and Pascal code to do this. Looks like I have to stop being lazy and do some math. I’m ok with converting the code to xTalk. I should be able to figure it out myself. I’ll share when I get something done. It may be a bit because I’ve

Re: Getting a Google MAP

2017-04-28 Thread Mike Bonner via use-livecode
I'll poke around more. Maybe I'll get lucky (boatloads of no in that phrase) and find a solution. On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 5:55 PM, William Prothero via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > Ok, its a bit more complicated. After my initial high at thinking the > problem was

Re: Getting a Google MAP

2017-04-28 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Ok, its a bit more complicated. After my initial high at thinking the problem was solved (rushing to a haircut appointment before looking carefully), I noticed that the returned data from Mike’s reverse geocoding URL didn’t change with the zoom level. So apparently, it’s only applied to the

Re: Getting a Google MAP

2017-04-28 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
I’m willing. Hermann has been generous with good ideas too. Best, Bill > On Apr 28, 2017, at 1:45 PM, Mike Bonner via use-livecode > wrote: > > If you ever get down to the middle of nowhere new mexico, I'll take you up > on the lunch offer. :) Think others

Re: Getting a Google MAP

2017-04-28 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Hermann: Thanks so much. This is very helpful. I thought I was in for a huge tussle getting this to work and now I see that it’s not going to be a huge hassle. I write geophysical data on a map and Google puts out some nice looking terrain maps, and now I don’t need to include maps in my app.

Re: Getting a Google MAP

2017-04-28 Thread Mike Bonner via use-livecode
If you ever get down to the middle of nowhere new mexico, I'll take you up on the lunch offer. :) Think others mentioned the same api though, so there might be lunches all around. On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 2:41 PM, William Prothero via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > Mike:

Re: Getting a Google MAP

2017-04-28 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Mike: OMG, I LOVE YOU! Fantastic, this is just what I need. I hope I meet you some day so I can buy you dinner. Let me know if you get by Santa Barbara, or Portland area. Best, Bill > On Apr 28, 2017, at 10:56 AM, Mike Bonner via use-livecode > wrote: > > If

Re: Getting a Google MAP

2017-04-28 Thread hh via use-livecode
Have you already seen this nifty utility? http://staticmapmaker.com/google/ === I use the following for getting the geo-location. on mouseUp put url ("https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/geocode/; & \ "json?address=25a+Thistle+Street+SW,+Edinburgh,+UK") into rslt replace quote with

Re: Getting a Google MAP

2017-04-28 Thread Mike Bonner via use-livecode
heres a link to the geocode api information: https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/geocoding/intro I'm not sure my interpretation of the viewport is accurate, but even if you just use the center point and do the calculations, and ignore the rest of the data, it should work. On Fri,

Re: Getting a Google MAP

2017-04-28 Thread Mike Bonner via use-livecode
If you do a second call to the geocode api you can get the info you need. https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/geocode/json?address=Berkeley,+CA=14=400x400 There appear to be 2 location sections. One contains the bounds of the request, the other contains the bounds of the viewport IE zoom level

Re: Getting a Google MAP

2017-04-28 Thread prothero--- via use-livecode
Thanks for the openstreetmap link. I'm really liking the Google maps option since my app is being developed for free distribution to educators and I am not particularly interested in streets. The satellite or terrain views are what I want. Now all I have to do is figure out how to get the

Re: Getting a Google MAP

2017-04-28 Thread hh via use-livecode
Not to forget related to (static) maps, especially as you can have them from there also as SVG or 'true' PDF (not embedded PNG only): https://www.openstreetmap.org For exporting as HTML link or as an "image" (JPG, PNG, SVG, PDF) see https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Export In short: Don't use

Re: Getting a Google MAP

2017-04-27 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Hmm, I must have spoken too soon. This actually works! on mouseUp put mapURL() into tURL put URL tURL into x put x into image "myGMap" end mouseUp function mapURL put

Re: Getting a Google MAP

2017-04-27 Thread Bob Sneidar via use-livecode
Here is how I get directions in a map: on mouseUp pMouseBtnNo put "https://www.google.com/maps/dir/12150+Mora+Dr,+Santa+Fe+Springs,+CA+90670,+USA/; into theURL put the dgHilitedLine of group "dgSites" into theHilitedLine put the dgDataOfLine [thehilitedline] of group "dgSites" into

Re: Getting a Google MAP

2017-04-27 Thread Devin Asay via use-livecode
Bill, As Mike mentioned, the API call returns image data, so set the filename of an image to the url. Here’s the script from a working demo: on mouseUp put urlEncode(fld "address") into tAddress put urlEncode(fld "city") into tCity put urlEncode(fld "state") into tState put the

Re: Getting a Google MAP

2017-04-27 Thread Mike Bonner via use-livecode
Since its a static map, its returned in image format (note the png at the beginning) You should be able to: put URL " https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/staticmap?center=Berkeley,CA=14=400x400=AIzaSyCO423QzwaEEBmiw4XjPKzz4Tcg_5bjHv4; into img "myImage" and viola. have the map appear. On Thu,