Need Web 2.0 Map Mashup Developer ?
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Sunday, September 02, 2007
Best of Citysearch Mashup
Best of Citysearch + Google Maps: This mashup of citysearch.com and Google Maps will help you find the best restaurants, hotels, nightlife, shopping and services in major US cities as voted on Citysearch.com.
I have implemented the GDirections Google Maps API, which will help you to get directions to the locations on the same map. The RSS feeds from citysearch.com has location address and descriptions in the same RSS tag, so I had to parse the address in a non standard way to extract just the location address from the feed and plot it on the map, seem to be working fine now, hopefully citysearch.com will not change the RSS formating, if so I may have to modify my parsing script.
I have also created "Best of Citysearch" Mapplet for those interested: "http://mapmash.googlepages.com/citysearch_mapplet.xml"
(To add this mapplet, go to this link, login and select "Add it to Maps")