August 3, 2005

Google Map to Display Airports I Have Flown To

gmaps.jpgI am a big fan of maps. So over the past few weeks I have enjoyed spending a few nights playing with some new mapping technologies - Google Earth and MSN Virtual Earth. I also enjoy testing out new technology so tonight I decided to test out the Google Map API. API stands for "application programming interface". An API allows one program such as my site to use facilities provided by another such as Google Maps.

So, I developed a map of all the airports I have flown to since I began learning to fly. The map has all the normal Google map functionality that will let you drag and zoom in or out. Additionally, you can click on each airport to learn more about it. I plan to update it as I visit additional airports in the near future.

Posted by tmacrock at August 3, 2005 10:32 PM

How awesome you're able to merge two of your passions! I hope you get to add more airports soon!

Posted by: CJ at August 4, 2005 10:58 AM

So, how do you get the airport coordinates for your points, are they hard coded, or does your page do some kind of smart lookup of the airport identifier? Either way, that's pretty cool.

Posted by: Oblivion at August 15, 2005 9:49 PM