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    In the past I have made several attempts to provide location information on Wired New York pages. For different reasons it did not work out.

    Now I am trying to use Google Maps, that although in beta, looks and works very nicely.

    I have started placing links to Google Maps on Wired New York pages, see examples at the following pages:

    Empire State Building
    W New York - Times Square Hotel
    165 Charles Street
    Wired New York Webcam
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    MoMA

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    This is a great idea - did I not already know the location of most buildings in NYC I would eat up every link and revel in the aerial shots feature. Seeming how many people are visually-based learners today (well, it seems that way) this could/should help people to get a broader feel for the overall area of their destination.

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    I like it. A nice alternative to map quest.

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    I am working at integrating Google Maps more closely. Instead of making links to Google maps, I am putting a small interactive map right on a webpage, with a marker indicating location. The map can be zoomed in and zoomed out, and can be dragged around. I placed such maps on the pages below. Let me know how it works for you.

    The maps require Javascript enabled, and will not support old browsers.

    http://www.wirednewyork.com/hotels/marriott_marquis/
    http://www.wirednewyork.com/real_estate/orion/
    http://www.wirednewyork.com/1bryant_park.htm
    http://www.wirednewyork.com/bridges/hell_gate_bridge/
    http://www.wirednewyork.com/parks/clinton_cove/
    http://www.wirednewyork.com/hospitals/mskcc.htm
    http://www.wirednewyork.com/parks/ce...llman_rink.htm
    http://www.wirednewyork.com/cruises/brooklyn/

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    Works perfectly. Nicely done - those Google maps are quite handy.

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    I don't know how you could do it right... But it might be interesting to be able to do the satelite selection box.....

    You also might want to make it so that you can open up a new window featuring the google map link exclusively (if people want a bigger view to print out, or get directions to, etc etc.)

    Looks good though!

    Keep it up!

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    I added the buttons to switch between satellite and map mode and left only zoom button (panning could be done by dragging the map).

    In addition, on many pages I have a link to large Google Local map. I am in the process of learning how to implement the maps on Wired New York, let's say something like a map of new construction sites, or a map of new condos, or a map or tall skyscrapers, or a map of the parks etc.

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    After several days of hard labor I was able to make an interactive map that will show multiple locations and provide links to Wired New York pages.

    Here is the first - the map of New York City bridges: http://www.wirednewyork.com/bridges/map.htm

    The map can be panned, zoomed in and zoomed out, switched between Map, Satellite, and Hybrid mode. The markers show the locations of bridges, clicking on a marker brings up an information window with a name of a bridge and a link to the webpage.

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    veiled a superb idea. I do not know if it is possible, but if by flying over the marks, one could see the name of the bridges?

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    Here is the second map - the map of New York City Hotels. The map can be panned, zoomed in/out, switched between Map, Satellite, and Hybrid mode, the markers identify the hotels, and clicking on a marker brings up an information window with a name of a hotel and a link to the webpage.

    At this moment only hotels that have a Wired New York page are shown.

    http://www.wirednewyork.com/hotels/map.htm

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    The third map - of new construction. Not all the projects are in yet though.

    http://www.wirednewyork.com/skyscrapers/map.htm

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    The 4th map - map of New York City Parks - http://www.wirednewyork.com/parks/map.htm

    Also, all the maps are now can be accessible from http://www.wirednewyork.com/maps/

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    The 5th map - Map of New York City Rental Apartments, not all rentals are on the map yet though.

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