originally posted by: muzzy
I just went to the blog I was doing on 6.5+ quakes, thats a total blank now, all the maps going back to 1867 were based on using Bing maps to show
where the earthquakes were. A years work down the drain.
I am pretty angry, first Google Maps then Bing Maps pulling the plug.
what is wrong with these morons?
If they think people are going to pay for the service then they are wrong, I for one will be bad mouthing both to everyone I meet.
I'm not going to give up, I have put too much work into this, I said a years work, but that was just the conversion to Bing Maps. I've been working on
this blog for over 5 years now.
So what to do?
I went back 10 months to when I was experimenting with ikiMaps.
They do work, but its a Beta program (still under development).
As it happens I already created several ikiMaps 10 months ago, so have something at hand to test out again.
The iframe which puts the interactive map directly on your web page doesn't work properly. there is no background map, although the icons show up.
There is no button to select a map background, which should be there.
So that's no use.
What I have done is make a screenshot and link to the full page ikimap through that (similar to how Bing Maps worked)
I have rewritten the code for 1996 and republished it
have a look and see what you think.
Once on the ikiMap page for 1996 you need to click on one of the maps in the drop down menu on the left, to bring up the background map.
I tested it on my phone, it works but its not specifically setup for mobile so you have to scroll a lot to get to 1996, and you can't expand the map
for a closer view.
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when I first published the 1996 map and went to view it I had to click on some of the map buttons twice to get them to work, not sure why. I went and
deleted cookies on Internet Options and it seems to work OK now.
I'll see if I can do a couple more years, I see I did quite a few other ikiMaps for this blog.
Can't remember why I didn't continue, although the ikiMaps dashboard can be frustrating to work on, its a Spanish site.
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Great, I just did 1997 as well, which I had already on ikiMaps, works OK.
I notice that the Bing Maps button doesn't work on ikiMaps. So they are screwing everyone around.
I noticed recently that even Geonet were having trouble with their maps, the backgrounds not showing and they have stopped using NZ Topo as an
overlay, hope this doesn't mean NZ Topo is going to crash as well as Google and Bing!,
rewriting NZ's and Japans earthquakes on ikiMaps is not going to be an option I want to even consider.
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another edit: Yep on a roll now.
The screenshot below is what you should be able to see on 2016, the last M7 at East Cape Ridge.
I prefer Open Street Maps myself, but you can switch to Google if you really need to.
It would be great if they did a deal with National Geographic Maps, their maps are nice, USGS use them.
back of my mind though the whole time those bastards at Microsoft (Bing) and Google drawing $million salaries while giving no thought whatsoever of
how much trouble they have caused thousands if not millions of users of their products. What a waste of time they are.
enough complaining and talking, time to just get on with it, using open source programs
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