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From Delporte Frank <F.Delpo...@TELEVIC.com>
Subject RE: Google Maps
Date Fri, 18 Jan 2013 08:37:55 GMT
Hello,

Since Google decided to step away from Flash/Flex, we decided to use modestmaps in combination
with openstreetmaps and are very happy with the results! Good maps for the regions we need...

http://modestmaps.com/ 
https://github.com/migurski/modestmaps-as3
http://www.openstreetmap.org/ 
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flex/articles/interactive_maps.html

Gr,
Frank

-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Appleby [mailto:Ian.Appleby@bcs.org] 
Sent: donderdag 17 januari 2013 18:55
To: dev@flex.apache.org
Subject: RE: Google Maps

It basically worked, and had a bit of interaction with clickable markers/polygons, supported
scrolling and drag actions (although we had trouble with IE6 on those).

 

We just found it really hard work to innovate with it. We struggled to make things we were
confident would work everywhere flash does. We feared any change which impacted the mapping
side, as it was obviously going to be far more work/pain than other features.

 

The big flash/flex pros such as  everything working roughly the same, so in this case, things
like key/mouse/touch interactions, events, display states, skins, nevermind fancy stuff like
transitions/tweening are impossible to make consistent in one context, never mind once you
start getting the browser discrepancies coming in.

 

I'm sure it could be useful for a range of purposes, I guess it depends how much complexity
you need, but there are bounds, both in terms of functionality and performance which didn't
work out for us.

 

-Ian

 

From: Alain Ekambi [mailto:jazzmatadazz@gmail.com]
Sent: 17 January 2013 17:34
To: dev@flex.apache.org; Ian.Appleby@bcs.org
Subject: Re: Google Maps

 

What do you mean by "Flexyness" ? :)

 

2013/1/17 Ian Appleby <Ian.Appleby@bcs.org>

We used to use an approach not dissimilar from this before the Google maps API for flash,
but ultimately found it to be restrictive.
It also incurred some significant performance overheads when you start doing more complicated
integrations.

I don't see any alternatives if you want Google imagery under their current license, but I
don't know how far down this line you can go without losing the "flexyness".

- Ian


-----Original Message-----
From: Alain Ekambi [mailto:jazzmatadazz@gmail.com]
Sent: 17 January 2013 17:15
To: dev@flex.apache.org
Subject: Re: Google Maps

We do have one.
I will also share that soon.
Cheers,

Alain


2013/1/17 Tomislav Pokrajcic <tomislav@svemir.net>

> There are also problems when it comes to placing that kind of 'components'
> (e.g. HTML overlay) into a scrollable container.
> If anyone figures out a solution for handling that case it would be an 
> interesting thing.
> Cheers,
>
> Tomislav
>
>
> On 17.1.2013. 10:29, Alain Ekambi wrote:
>
>> Hallo Markus,
>>
>> Thx for the inputs.
>> Like i said in my earlier post our main focus was to first get the 
>> GoogleMaps API exported so that one can easely access it from Flash4j 
>> all in Java.
>> Now that that s done we will focus on the Widget itself.
>>
>> Be assured that we will fixed all the issues before the 3.1 release.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Alain
>>
>>
>> 2013/1/17 Marcus Fritze <marcus.fritze@googlemail.com>
>>
>>  Hi Alain,
>>>
>>> you example looks good, but I think it has a serious bug. The map 
>>> lays over the flex application. So it covers the flex application.
>>>
>>> Example:
>>> - open Google Maps in your explorer
>>> - klick on "About" in the top right corner
>>> - or another tab in your explorer
>>> - the content is always behind the map
>>>
>>> Maybe, the map should be integrated in something like a HTML frame 
>>> (mx.controls.HTML / currently only AIR) for a better integration 
>>> into the flex app.
>>>
>>> Best regards
>>>
>>> Marcus Fritze
>>>
>>> Am 17.01.2013 um 00:52 schrieb Alain Ekambi <jazzmatadazz@gmail.com>:
>>>
>>>  Work is in progress to release it soon.
>>>> Here is a life demo :
>>>>

>>>> http://flex4j.appspot.com/#**misc.maps.GoogleMaps<http://flex4j.app
>>>> spot.com/#misc.maps.GoogleMaps>

>>>>
>>>> Flex4j is build on top of

>>>> Flash4j(http://emitrom.com/**flash4j<http://emitrom.com/flash4j>)

>>>> which
>>>>
>>> itself
>>>
>>>> is built on top of the Google Web Toolkit.
>>>> Because we leverage GWT it s pretty easy to integrate any JS based
>>>>
>>> library.
>>>
>>>> Something you dont get with native ActionScript.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> For the upcoming 3.1 release we  added support for Google Maps. As 
>>>> you
>>>>
>>> can
>>>
>>>> see the integration is seamless. You can click on the buttons to 
>>>> see it
>>>>
>>> in
>>>
>>>> action.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 2013/1/16 aYo ~ <ayo@binitie.com>
>>>>
>>>>  Hmmmmm sounds very interesting. Of love to know how this works
>>>>> On Jan 16, 2013 3:06 AM, "Alain Ekambi" <jazzmatadazz@gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>  For those willing to use Java we have a solution on how to 
>>>>> integrate
>>>>>>
>>>>> the
>>>
>>>> Maps JS with Flex.
>>>>>> As a matter a fact we provide a 100%  binding of the Google Maps
API.
>>>>>> I should be able to share some more details in a few.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Alain
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 2013/1/15 Kessler CTR Mark J <mark.kessler.ctr@usmc.mil>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>     I'm going to guess that as long as you're using the Google 
>>>>>> API
>>>>>>> even
>>>>>>>
>>>>>> if
>>>>>
>>>>>> it's the JavaScript one you are fine.  Just as long as the data 
>>>>>> is
>>>>>>>
>>>>>> coming
>>>>>
>>>>>> through their API using your dev key.  However the illegal way 
>>>>>> would
>>>>>>>
>>>>>> be
>>>
>>>> to
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> scrap their websites or try to access the data directly without

>>>>>>> going through their API.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> -Mark
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>>>> From: Avi Kessner [mailto:akessner@gmail.com]
>>>>>>> Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 12:23
>>>>>>> To: dev@flex.apache.org
>>>>>>> Subject: Re: Google Maps
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> This is making me confused. What exactly is illegal about using
>>>>>>>
>>>>>> external
>>>>>
>>>>>> interface to use Google apis? Google suggests migrating to their

>>>>>> new
>>>>>>> version. Migration to me implies its not banned.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Jan 15, 2013 6:27 PM, "Alain Ekambi" <jazzmatadazz@gmail.com>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Another reason why  we went away from ActionScript Development 
>>>>>> with
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Flex.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> 2013/1/15 Charles Monteiro <charles@nycsmalltalk.org>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>  Forgive my ignorance too, I do have a need for location
api 
>>>>>>>> but I
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> have
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> not
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> gotten to it yet. Google is what I was assuming I would use.
>>>>>>>>> Doesn't Google have a REST API that we could tap into
anyhow ?
>>>>>>>>> Not
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> familiar
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> at all with what the Flex lib did
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> thanks
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> -Charles
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 10:23 AM, Harbs 
>>>>>>>>> <harbs.lists@gmail.com>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Huh?
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> If it would use the JS APIs, how would that be illegal?
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> On Jan 15, 2013, at 4:50 PM, Tolga Kaya wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>  It could be done but as I previously stated it would
be 
>>>>>>>>>> illegal
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> beacuse
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> google prevents accessing the map data other than its personal
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> APIs
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> 2013/1/15 Harbs <harbs.lists@gmail.com>
>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>  Can't we just replicate what they did using
the Javascript
>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>> APIs?
>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>>> Charles A. Monteiro
>>>>>>>>>> www.monteirosfusion.com
>>>>>>>>>> sent from the road
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>
>

 


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