Dienstag, 14. Oktober 2014

Today the Vidmap website has finally been relaunched. The service has undergone heavy work on backend and user interface. After discontinuation of Google's Maps Api for Flash it was obvious that all map related functions need to be rewritten in HTML5 and Javascript. This was fun and so much faster to test and deploy compared to previous development iterations using Adobe Flash.

Some of the new features:

  • The entire website now also runs on tablets (iPad, Android tablets)
  • Maps are now round and are shown directly on top of maps, as an overlay.
  • The track editor has been simplified for more user friendliness 

Donnerstag, 30. August 2012

Youtube playback on Vidmap is now based on the official Google YouTube ActionScript 3.0 Player API. This will make sure that Vidmap stays compatible with Youtube across all major browsers.

Donnerstag, 23. September 2010

Samstag, 27. März 2010

I just stumbled over one more great application of video maps. It's actually tracing a marathon course!

"Wondering where the big hills are for the marathon course of the Oakland Running Festival? Want to see how the course is mapped out for Oakland’s first marathon in 25 years? Use the map to trace the marathon course from its start at Frank Ogawa Plaza, as it goes all around the city, and leads back to the finish at 14th and Broadway. Click on a different point of the map on the left to see a video of that section of the course on the right. The Oakland Running Festival starts with a Twilight 5K race around Lake Merritt on Friday evening. Saturday’s events include the marathon, which starts at 7:30 a.m., the half-marathon at 9 a.m., the team relay at 7:30 a.m., and the kid’s fun run at 8:30 a.m."oaklandnorth.net, Oakland North, Mar 2010

You should read the whole article.