Forums: Index > Watercooler > Hey Robin- please install googlemaps extension

Ok, you think the Common.css upgrade was cool, well, buckle up, because this extension has a lot of applications- For example, for Bill's excellent series on Forts of Dunmore's War in Southwest Virginia, we can show satellite view, annotated paths, regions, current location and driving directions etc.

Demo is here: w:Talk:GoogleMaps Extension#genealogy demo

  • instructions on how to install extensions are on wikia central.

~ Phlox 21:28, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Seen the demo and commented favourably. Suggested separate pages so as not to spoil articles (and/or make them slow to load if on dialup). Robin Patterson 03:40, 24 October 2007 (UTC)
Maybe it's Bill's turn - I love maps (and started drawing them over 60 years ago) but his recent work is just crying out for them! Robin Patterson 11:40, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
I'll look into that. I'm not that enamoured by Google Maps, and some of the previous stuff that's been available to us---well, not really ready for primetime. Perhaps that's changed. Bill 13:50, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
And no, I don't want these poping up on my articles, though I've thought about it. Google World, might be a different matter. Bill 15:46, 17 October 2007 (UTC)