Static maps fixed

I finally got around fixing the Google static maps on my posts after the API version was changed to v2. One on the travels page and one on the Gates of The Arctic trip report post. In all honesty it would be nice to see a full interactive map. However, the current configuration of this WordPress account won’t let me do it. Static maps, created with Google’s static maps API, is essentially a picture created on the fly. One problem still exists is that if a map spans international dateline half of the image is back.

Right now I can add markers to the map, even of different color. Perhaps I can figure out how to convert a GPX file into a polyline and have the full track.That would be nice. The whole static map concept is very simple. Sure, the site looses that fancy editable full maps appeal, but there is still a map and it doesn’t require enormous resources.

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  1. Pingback: Convert GPX to the Google encoded polyline | Ilya’s Life Weblog

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