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Old April 2nd, 2010, 08:09 AM
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Default Map viewer using ajax and javascript

I want to have a Map viewer just like the one used in this site:

http://www.worldofmerix.com/

Note: I want to have my own image for the map in it. and secondly it should not include any flash content.
It has to be completely Non-Flash.

secondly the site is going to be hosted on linux server so i can only use php as the server side language.
as thats the only language i know properly.

Can someone please help out its really really urgent.
Or can i get some script similar to it in javascript.

any help would be grateful

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Hi harshil.sh

Use one of the well known map providers like Google Map, Yahoo Map or Microsoft Map APIs. They are easily customizable and you can display your data on their map as you like. I suggest you to use Google Map. Its API is very rich and is growing rapidly (adding new services every now and then). In order to use one of these APIs, you just need to register an API Key and start embedding a map on your site.

Take a look at Google Map API Documentations and samples at
http://www.codechina.org/doc/google/...reference.html

However, if you need to use your own map images (tiles) you can use OpenLayers.

It's an open source library with all basic functionalities of a Map API and also an active community of developers.

Check it at http://www.openlayers.com

However, in my opinion, it's little large and its API is not so developer friendly. There is a reference documentation for all classes and main components, but it may take you some time to become familiar with its terminology (if you have no background in GIS systems).

Good luck
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If you can use one of the already established APIs, I'd recommend it. That's a pretty sophisticated piece of functionality, not to mention an awful lot of bandwidth that you get to serve off of someone else's server. A couple of big advantages to using them.
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