Discovering a lot about integrating Google Maps

Last Update: May 12, 2016

I'm on another whole learning curve - integrating Google Maps into my website.

This is not just static information of a location but getting GPS tracking from my sports watch downloaded and then importing via .gpx files into a Google Map. Yesterday I managed to get step one completed - I have a map on my website with the walking track I walked on Wednesday!

I now have a couple more action steps to complete:

1. Review some more of the WP Plug-ins that work with Google Maps - so far they seem too limited for what I need to do - they are a lot more dealing with static map information.

2. Work with Layers so I can have a map of my City / Region with all different walks located and then drill to individual walking track maps.

I also am wanting to test that as I walk the track you can see my actual location on Google Maps so you can follow where you are on the track. I think this feature can be a real winner with users.

I'll keep you all posted on the progress and look at doing a training once I am confident in what I have learned. I did not find a lot on WA about working with Google Maps.

Cheers

Richard

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RonAlderman Premium
Your are working on an interesting subject. I look forward to reading about your progress and what you learn along the way.
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rwagener Premium
Thanks. Have you done much with it yourself?
It is actually amazing what you can do and the facilities Google give you to integrate your data.
Richard
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RonAlderman Premium
None so far. I like the possibilities that you brought up.
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rwagener Premium
Thanks - well I'll share more as I learn and discover what can be done and how to do it.
All the best.
Richard
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