Saturday, 26 February 2011

MSc Computing Generic Google Maps Project.

An MSc student project (2011) at the University of Northampton looked into the feasibility of the Google Maps API v3 and Street View to produce a generic system with commercial potential incorporating Geocoding, Reverse Geocoding and directions.

Alpaben Buddhabhatti applied a wide range of internet related technologies including PHP 5.2, HTML and Ajax to produce a generic mapping system. A case study of a property search company was used that allowed for the searching of properties around a user specified area; show directions and StreetView images; searching based on where the user clicks and also to include other information extracted from a database to present the user with further information on the properties.