After trying out 10 new plug ins today to see if I could get the map online, I found a simple one that works! Check the link above, it works, for real!
After a night of nerding the Neighbourhood Map is working again. Please enjoy!
Look up, way up, and you will see a new link in the menu bar. A forum has been added to the site, so that the people emailing and posting can debate the Halifax Neighbourhood Map Project online here. Neighbourhood debates can now take place in the forums!
I would like to thank everyone, over 100 people so far, who have contributed. I want to especially thank Bedford DJ (no real name provided) and Alexander from Spryfield for huge detailed maps of their neighbourhoods! Bedford should be finished by Friday, then a major update will be announced on the websites. Ultimately, you, my friends, are the early adopting cool seekers who are setting the stage for later on. In late April, I will send info about this to read more
Magic time. Google API is easy to use. There is a WordPress plugin that will parse the API for you. The map now shows everything at once. What is great, if you are a nerd, is I can still update it on my personal google maps by pulling the online KML data and it automatically updates the map here. Wonderful. Updates coming later on tonight.
Wow! For a Sunday afternoon project, developed while drinking my coffee and reading the Toronto Star online, this thing sure has taken off. Over 15 emails and 30 messageboard posts in abut 8 hours. Keep the suggestions coming, though this leads to technical problem #1! Tech Problem #1 – Google maps has an “item limit” per page. The last couple of neighbourhoods I tried to add (Wedgewood, Glenbourne) showed up for me as an editor, but were on the “second read more
Inspired by the Toronto Star, and building on a debate a couple years ago on halifax locals and wikipedia, I think it could be fun and instructive to ask people “what is the name of your neighbourhood.” The “North” or “West End” are huge areas, which used to have neighbourhoods inside them like Ardmore, Armcrest, Bloomfield. I am interested in hearing what you call where you live, where you grew up, where you work. I grew up in Dartmouth, and read more