September 9, 2005

New Critiki Feature: Critiki Maps

Filed under: Critiki,Tiki — Humuhumu @ 7:13 pm
Critiki Maps
Critiki Maps

Ok, this is pretty cool. Thanks to Google Maps, I’ve been able to create maps in Critiki that will show all the tiki to be found in an area. Any location for which I have accurate latitude & longitude data now has a “View on Critiki Map” link (only visible when you’re logged in — registration is free, spam-free, and totally painless). It will display that tiki location plotted on a map, along with all other tiki locations in the area. You can also choose “By Critiki Map” under the Browse section for a view of the whole durned planet with all the tiki spots highlighted. It works just like Google Maps, so you can zoom in & out, click and drag to pan around, and you can switch to satellite mode to see actual aerial photographs of the area. Special tip of the hat to Scott McGerik; I was inspired to delve into the Google Maps API after seeing how he’d used it on his website to plot restaurants he’s reviewed.

6 Responses to “New Critiki Feature: Critiki Maps”

  1. Scott McGerik Says:

    Wow! That was fast!

    I like the Tiki Statue icons. :)

  2. Swanky Says:

    Ouch, it locked up my browser. IE 6.0.29 on WinXP Pro Came up with an error box saying it was closing, but instead just locked and I could not close it. I’ll try a few more options…

  3. Swanky Says:

    I get an error saying it can’t open cgi/maps.cgi and it fails. I’ll see if the home computer does better later.

  4. Humuhumu Says:

    IE has proven more finicky than Firefox & Safari… on my test machines here, it throws an error, but then loads up just fine. I’m working on some ideas to get it running more smoothly on IE.

  5. Scott McGerik Says:

    I’ve given up on getting my map to work in IE. Both maps work in Safari but the info windows are formatted oddly.

    If you find anything that works for IE, please, let me know.

  6. Humu Kon Tiki » Blog Archive » Critiki: Big Critiki Maps Improvement, Little-Known Features Revealed Says:

    [...] I rolled out Critiki Maps a year ago this week — it was cool, but it didn’t work in many browsers, and it was slooooow. Now, I’ve just about completely re-coded it, and integrated the latest Google Maps API, and the improvement is stunning. It works across multiple browsers, and it’s much, much faster. If Critiki Maps haven’t worked for you in the past, give it a try again — it’s much more likely to work for you now. [...]

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Humuhumu is the creator of several tiki websites. She is a designer and programmer based out of San Francisco.

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