Written by Richard Marsden
Tuesday, 08 September 2009 15:40
The Journal of Maps have announced a Google Maps Mashup competition:At the Journal of Maps we have recently moved over to having a Google
Maps map on the main page showing the location of maps we have
published in the journal. Its not exciting or pretty, but does the job.
However we thought it about time we ran a competition to develop the
best Google Maps mashup.
The rules are simple: use the JoM GeoRSS feed
(http://journalofmaps.com/about.php?helpfile=smartyRSS.xml) and Google
Maps APIs to do something interesting, useful, unique. The map can be
designed to load in to the current space on the main page OR load in to
a separate window.
Every *legitimate* entry to the competition will get a printed
copy of our 2008 Best Map
(http://www.journalofmaps.com/crossrefMap.php?mid=1011). For the winner
there is £200 payable via PayPal.
The contest runs from now until 11:59pm on Thursday, 31
December 2009. Entry is straightforward: just email
giving a brief description of the project
and a link to the code or project home page.
The announcement can be found on their home page.
No doubt they have an agreement with Google, related to their use of a Google Maps application on the front page. Otherwise, it is difficult to understand why an academic journal would limit such a competition to one online mapping service.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 September 2009 15:40