Simple “Last Location” map – wordpress.com friendly – also, route maps

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  • #324149

    hpka
    Member

    Hi folks,

    I’m currently setting up my blog for my upcoming Round the World trip and have been Googling for ages for what I want, but for the life of me I can’t find it.

    I’d like a simple, very easy to update, WordPress.com friendly way to show a map of where I currently am in the sidebar. Can be a static map (such as those from Google Maps’ Static Maps API) etc.

    In addition, something to create a decent routemap (again, preferably on a Google Map) would also be helpful.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks

    H

    The blog I need help with is hpka.wordpress.com.

    #324298

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Yes, unfortunately you can’t use the dynamic maps on WordPress.com. The best you can do is link to a dynamic map on Google or another site, as you mentioned with a link or static map image in the sidebar.

    #324320

    raincoaster
    Member

    Does Platial not still work? I had to take it off, but it used to function this way.

    #324326

    hpka
    Member

    I’m kind of looking for something a little simpler than Platial (or Plazes for that matter).

    For example, I need an easy way to update a small map such as the one generated when running this:
    http://maps.google.com/staticmap?zoom=5&size=200×200&markers=13.15237,102.201347,bluex&key=ABQIAAAA3Eu3fzzpXITryiLujUimbxTBZebdwazUor-LSYf-A5QsLzBRShQDAkIFCs85fOMxzUKT7F_0o8ABuQ

    #324327

    raincoaster
    Member

    If I were you I’d make a static image of it, and put it in the sidebar as a clickable link to the live map. I think that’s the best we can do right now.

    #324330

    hpka
    Member

    Seems so

    Also looks like I have a gap in the market here :P

    If I were still running WordPress on my own webserver (i.e. wordpress.org style setup) I’d be writing this now.

    Thanks for the help non the less everyone. Will let you know if I can think something up.

    #324350
    #324406

    hpka
    Member

    Ah, I’ve probably not given the requirements very well. I need to be able to update it, very easily, from the road, possibly by texting or sending an email..

    #324407

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    I’m not understanding?
    The google map embed does give you a dynamic link.
    You can only put it on a page or a post, but whenever you change your Google map, the link will automatically update.

    #324408

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Sorry.
    Not link, the embed will automatically update.

    #324457

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Also found this, if your mobile is GPS enabled.

    (NAYY-I have no experience with that site.)

    #324458

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Providing the link would have been a good idea. (embarrassed grin) http://gpsed.com/

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