Google has now stopped its Earth API and Maps API is a paid for API nowadays. Some capabilities have also been either removed or changed. Therefore, I had to remove all examples of VizMap applications I had created. I didn’t remove the entire topic as I thought some of the code may still be useful with some modifications. 

VizMap: the data javaScript

This relates to Data Driven Mapping applications

For this example I had created a  Concerts/Venues example that is now deprecated. The complete workbook (googlemapping.xlsm) can be downloaded (above) and the example Parameter WorkSheet is called VenuesParameters.

The VizMap data

Excel generates a jSon version of the data to be used by the VizMap application. Naturally this data must match that described by the VizMap Framework.
However this could just as easily be provided manually or from some other generator – for example from a webservice. If you do not want to use Excel, you can start with an already generated VizMap application such as this one and write your own data provider function.
The generated one is given below for the  Concerts/Venues example. To provide your own, simply write a replacement mcpherGetData() function that returns the same object structure.

As usual questions, feedback and comments are welcome at our forum. Now lets take a look at how to provide the framework application without using Excel.