I spent some time today trying to put together a map locating the current/future developments in KW and a few in Cambridge as I don't know Cambridge as well as Id like. Anyways if this is a good idea I can continue to update it as time goes on. I uploaded the image as a bmp on photobucket, but it seems that the picture was converted to .jpg unfortunatly so the quality is terrible when enlarged.
Let me know
Last edited by UrbanWaterloo; 04-07-2010 at 06:50 PM.
Great idea Leaffan!!
I wonder if there's not a way to do it on google maps so that you can zoom in on it?
That would be amazing but I am not sure if they do that or not. I tried .GIF format and it seems to be a little better since photobucket didn't convert the format.
Last edited by RangersFan; 01-10-2010 at 10:04 AM.
Awesome idea setting up a map! I too wonder if we could post the developments on google maps, and when you click on each project it would have a link to it's corresponding thread on the forum. I also wonder if there's some kind of software modification (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/forum...245&order=desc) which would allow a google-type (mapquest, etc..) map to be posted directly on WW.
How big is the original file, or at what compression point is it still legible? I'm thinking of the above solution doesn't work, we could host the image directly here on WW.
You can do it on Google Maps. If you have a Google account, just sign in and go to "create map." Go to the spot there's a development and create a shape on that development. You can then put a description right on it - including a link to the thread.
You can then make it editable by others if you want as well.
Then Im not sure if you can embed it right into a thread. You may have to use an external link to access it.
the BMP file is 34.8MB so it is pretty huge. Maybe sometime next week I can work on a google map version, something that is online and is easy to update. Some projects come and go so fast, like this morning I just learned there is a new office underconstruction on Regina st in uptown Waterloo. But if its ok with you we could put the original picture up until the new one is made.
Of course. Where's this new office on Regina?
Unfortunately 34mb would eat too much bandwidth. If you can shink it smaller and still be legible that would be great, or send it over and we can try to do something: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last edited by UrbanWaterloo; 07-09-2010 at 08:11 AM.
I am going to try to make a google one, makes way more sense.
Sounds good and what I'd like to try is then integrate it (and other maps) into the forums with a 'Maps' category at the top. Ie. Home; Forum; Maps; What's New?
Well I have made basically the same map over again with google maps. I have the settings on private so only members from the forum will know the URL. I can update if there are any errors or other developments that need to be added. I would really like to see someone that knows the Cambridge scene better to make a map of the projects there. I hope to incorporate pictures or renders to the map at a later date. I am hoping we can continually update this interactive map as time goes on.
I would appreciate feedback.
Last edited by RangersFan; 01-21-2010 at 02:51 AM.
If you want to make it like your other map, with shapes that are the actual shape of the development, you can create shapes on your google map. The way you made those points on the map, theres an option to create shapes. Just an idea if thats what you were going for, (based on your first map)
I have been slowly adding some pictures to the map. I have also added a few Cambridge projects.
Cool, good work leaffan! I'm hoping to have a 'maps' tab up at the top this weekend.
Today I added three Kitchener developments field gate commercial propery, Providence Point Condos, 101 Victoria St and 1 waterloo development the 45 Degrees condominium.
The past couple of days I have added,
-Tanglewood Condominiums, Kitchener
- Cambridge Memorial Hospital Expansion
- Grand River Hospital Expansion
- a presumed student housing location near 201 erb st waterloo
- 31 David St Kitchener demolition/redevelopment
- Preston Community Complex
- Heart Wood Place Cambridge
A few more items to add to the map:
- ROCK Commercial Site - Boston Pizza, Winners (Erb & Ira Needles)
- Williamsburg Town Centre Expansion - new CIBC, etc. (Fischer-Hallman & Westmount)
- SmartCentes Waterloo (Walmart + new Marks Work Wearhouse)
Thanks for the information Duke, all 3 have been added. I have also added the King and William st. development and the Becker Estates/Huron Heritage Village project.