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Sun 26 Aug 2007

Embed annotated maps (Google Maps) and images (Skitch)

Category : mac and the internet

YouTube-like embed feature in Google Maps

A new embed feature ("YouTube-style Embeddable Maps") in Google Maps was announced on the 21st of August 2007; go experiment, its lovely!

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Argh! Pointers misplaced!

Google Maps has Science Drive 3 and 4 misplaced though (they do say its approximate). The entrance of Science Drive 4 is displaced by about 120m, and "Science Drive 3" leads to the obliterated Sheare's Hall (c. 2005; *clutch heart*). Eventually images are updated. Until then, we are reminded of that painful transition and an image from Panoramio (if you check that option) suggests the existence of the University Hall building.

science drive 4, singapore - Google Maps

Embedding is a boon to bloggers - Skitch too!

The image below was obtained from the embed code provided by Skitch. Click on the image to see the original size.

Besides allowing screen grabs and simple annotations, Skitch actually provides server space to upload the image and a variety of html codes for inserting the original image or a small one with a link to the original. Its still in private beta but I still have a couple of invites so email me if you want one.

Map marking tools on Google Maps

Click the "My Maps" tab in Google Maps and you will find you can mark, annotate and save your own maps - and share!

Since I have shifted over to the Systematics & Ecology Lab over at S2, I need a map for visitors. I found an old one in My Maps that I had not completed and added enough to also be used by seminar attendees finding Seminar Rooms 4 and 5 and the Department Conference Room.

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