Integrating Excel with Maps and Earth

Zooming and Bounds

When you click on an infobox, use a quicklink or select a category on a generated map the zoom level will change (if you have enabled it in your excel parameters.). Click on an infobox or use a quicklink Here […]

Google API

infoBox for google Map popups

What is the infoBox An infoBox is an enhanced infoWindow. Details can be found here . I will be converting the Google Maps modules on this site to use the infoBox rather than the native Google Maps […]

Apps Script & Java Script

Using Google Earth

javaScript: Flying around and asynchronicity in google Earth This relates to Data Driven Mapping applications and the Javascript HowTo section Google Earth Api You will find tons of content on Google Earth , most of which is described […]

Google API

Encoding client keys for Maps

If you have a business account for Google Mapping, you’ll need to provide your client id and crypto key. These things are meant to be kept private, so I did not provide a mechanism for […]

Integrating Excel with Maps and Earth

Using Google Earth – creating KML files

Plotting markers on on a Google Earth This article will cover how to create a basic KML file so that your Excel data can be mapped on Google Earth. There is a more advanced implementation […]

Integrating Excel with Maps and Earth

Calculate lat/lon from distance

Given a start point, a distance and a heading, it is possible to work out the resulting latitude and longitude. See the maths behind it here. See Radians Versus Degrees for the utility functions we […]

Apps Script & Java Script

Click events in Google Earth

javaScript: Click events in Google Earth This relates to Data Driven Mapping applications and the Javascript HowTo section Events in Google Earth I deal with event handling in Google earth in Using Google Earth but dealing […]

Apps Script & Java Script

Creating a tabbed Google Mapping InfoWindow

javaScript: creating tabbed content This relates to Data Driven Mapping applications and the javaScript ‘howTo’ section. For this example I had created a  Concerts/Venues example that is now deprecated. The complete workbook (googlemapping.xlsm) can be downloaded (above) and […]

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VizMap Element positioning

VizMap: the element parameter Block This relates to Data Driven Mapping applications This parameter block is handled by cDataSet classes and defines the dictionary fields required for each tab on a markers infoWindow and how to handle their […]

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VizMap Dictionary

Deprecated 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 […]

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Integrating Excel with Maps and Earth

Tailoring Output

Tailoring the look of your VizMap application Info Window look and feel There are a number of things you can tailor to change the behavior and look of your generated application. VizMap Element positioning allows you […]

Google API

Adding flight paths to Maps

Overlaying polyLines to make flight paths on google markers This article will cover how to add flight paths to Google Maps. For a quickstart, see Step by Step Guides Try it out first ? If you […]

Google API

Quicklinks and Categories

Navigating using quicklinks and categories Try it out first ? For a summary step by step explanation see How to add quickLinks to a Map If you just want a to try it, then you can […]

Visualization

Adding markers to Ovi Maps from Excel

Put addresses on a map as markers We’ve already looked at how to geoCode addresses using various APIs and how to create maps with Google Maps from Excel data.  Now let’s look at using Bing Maps  to put […]

Integrating Excel with Maps and Earth

Adding markers to Bing Maps from Excel

Put addresses on a map as markers We’ve already looked at how to geoCode addresses using various APIs and how to create maps with Google Maps from Excel data.  Now let’s look at using Bing Maps  to put […]

Adding markers to Yahoo Maps from Excel

Put addresses on a map as markers We’ve already looked at how to geoCode addresses using various APIs and how to create maps with Google Maps from Excel data.  Now let’s look at using Yahoo Maps  to put […]

Google API

Adding markers to Google Maps from Excel

Deprecated 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 […]

Integrating Excel with Maps and Earth

GeoCoding

Filling in the gaps with  Mapping APIs This article will cover 2 main topics How to use the most common APIs for GeoCoding (clean up an address and find it’s co-ordinates) Comparing various GeoCoding APIS […]

Apps Script & Java Script

Convert field of view to zoom and back again

This is a snippet from the series described in Playing around with maps and streetview, and shows the calculation to convert between fov and zoom Objective The Streetmap image API uses field of view to figure […]

Apps Script & Java Script

Playing around with maps and streetview

In Sheets and Maps collaboration with cache – effex demo, I showed how you might use a loosely coupled app to enrich data in various platforms which used the Ephemeral Exchange store to collaborate. It’s always fun to […]

Apps Script & Java Script

Merging data with a slides template

There are a few tutorials out there about how to use replaceAllText with a Slides template in order to generate a deck where placeholder values are replaced with values with a data set. The problem […]

Apps Script & Java Script

Mapping the demo

By the time that A gigantic pub crawl gets here, then various components will have suggested pubs inside an area and declared pub crawls. We can use the Maps API to work out the optimal route between […]

Cloud Functions

Using Google Maps API with Google cloud functions

If you are thinking about using Google Cloud functions (and you should), you may be wondering how to use things like Google Maps in the context of cloud functions. Well, cloud functions allow you to run Node.js […]

Integrating Excel with Maps and Earth

Complete Excel Address Data with Yahoo Placemaker Maps API

Geocode Excel Data with Yahoo Placemaker If you haven’t read about Yahoo rules on doing this, please do. Since we have done this in Google Maps, and in Bing Maps, I thought it would be worthwhile to see […]

Google API

Overlaying circles and heatmaps

Overlaying shapes on markers  Try it out first ? If you just want a to try it, then you can download an example application (googleMapping.xlsm) and come back here later. First you should take a look at Adding markers […]

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VizMap javaScript

VizMap: the generated 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 […]

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Using Google Maps

javaScript: Flying around and asynchronicity in google Earth This relates to Data Driven Mapping applications and the Javascript HowTo section Google Maps Api You will find tons of content on Google Maps, most of which is described […]

Google API

Data Driven Mapping applications

Deprecated 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 […]

Colors

Coloring maps and other shapes

In Using Google Maps I covered how to create various web based interactive maps. Of course many would like to use Excel to create maps, and the topic of chorpleth maps, has been covered many times by […]