MapBuilder.net is an Web2.0 service or rapid mashup development tool to build custom Google and
MapBuilder provides a decent visual interface for the map building process with
geocoding and import features. Also MapBuilder lets
users tag locations on their maps, and then publish the map either on MapBuilder.net
or their own website.
As a short summary I would like to say that Map Builder is:
- a great tool for webmasters, webdevelopers, people who likes mapping at all.
- an excellent resource to get started with Google or Yahoo maps.
- a good resource to build communities around your maps or just start collaborated map development.
Rich IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for rapid mashup development, including
CSV file import with further batch geocoding.
Rich map output with
Multiple map API support (Google & Yahoo!).
Sidebar with location's listing.
Directions in a popup window.
Collaborated map development.
Sharing maps with friends, family and others.
Publishing maps on your own site using verity of implementation methods.
Hosting maps on MapBuilder.net.
Geek's Quotes About MapBuilder
- If you were wondering what it would take to create a neat Google Map, MapBuilder.net might be one of the better places to start
- Try mapbuilder.net, you'll be amazed at what it does for a specific type of rapid mashup development [RMD]
- It's new softcast service.
- Mash-ups 2.0 site with "Added Data Advantage" business model.
- Awesome example of yet more Google open-ness at work.
- Enter the era of GoogleAPI-API-API.
- With a decent visual interface and plenty of features, MapBuilder is a great tool to create your own personal map featuring anything from favorite places to real estate for sale.
MapBuilder on the Net
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Discussion Group for public discussion, posting question regards map implementation, map development or other MapBuilder.net related issues.
Posts about MapBuilder.net @ del.icio.us/tag/MapBuilder.net/About
Live Listing of MapBuilder's Maps @ del.icio.us/tag/MapBuilder.net/MapsonNet
"Google mapping out a strategy to make itself even more popular". Article by Andy Ihnatko published in CHICAGO SUN-TIMES.
"I just wanted to drop a line just to say thank you. I've started learning more about web dev and I decided to create a mashup, and MB has just been excellent. I've learnt
a lot and a huge thumbs up from me. Keep up the excellent work!"
"I've been using your service for over a year now and I couldn't be happier. I've had zero problems and zero questions about the product."
"Thank you for a superb, very useful website. I made a great map in a couple of hours -- it would have taken a day or two without your help."
"Your site makes the Google API usable for us non-programmers."
"This is a great tool! Finally, a GUI-driven GoogleMap maker that lets you
export your map to your own website!"
"MapBuilder is probably the most fun i’ve had on
the web building something since, well flickr i suppose and this blog itself.
Documenting a landscape, creating a map, publishing that map, hey thats
kinda fun. And MapBuilder lets you do all of this super easy."
"Google Maps Builder, which makes creating your own Google maps a snap.
Put a pushpin at each of your office locations, and then link each pushpin to your network/systems monitoring
page or site info page ... neato! You can then cut and paste the source code to your own web page,
so the data stays private to you. Very nice."
"The first is this Google Maps Builder, which makes creating your own Google maps a snap. Put a pushpin at each of your office locations, and then link each pushpin to your network/systems monitoring page or site info page ... neato! You can then cut and paste the source code to your own web page, so the data stays private to you. Very nice."
"Thanks a million for making this program available to us "less than
computer smart" users. I will be back!! Your program makes the whole
process incredibly easy!"
"Lovely Google Maps building tool."
"MapBuilder, currently in beta, is a web application which makes excellent use of Google Maps and allows users to create their own maps with custom map data. You can tag a map with all your favorite locations including your home, favorite bars or restaurants, and more, then MapBuilder will give you custom code which you can then copy to a webpage so you can share your maps with the world. I smell a social mapping service in the making."
"mapbuilder.net probably even better bets for those geo-tags."
"A cool new site has emerged from the crowds that utilizes the power of google maps to give us more control over what we can get with google maps."
"MapBuilder's interactive Portland clickable map
has added a great feature to my website, at www.PortlandNeighborhood.com
. I can deliver more value to my site visitors by showing a visual layout of all the neighborhoods in Portland, with links to important neighborhood information accessible right from the map! Andrew B. was very helpful and great to work with in designing the map. I highly recommend MapBuilder!"
Pages Created Using MapBuilder.net
Check Live Listing of MapBuilder's Maps @ del.icio.us.
The Many Travels of Dan - map with AudioBlog.com integration. Sweet! (VIA)
http://www.imkblue.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/index.html - Edinburgh Pub Guide
http://www.deadlyroads.com/archivesjuly2005.shtml - Fatal Hit and Run Accidents
http://roybot.ml1.net/gmap.html - Roy's Map of Seattle
http://3v1l.5c13nc3.com/2005/07/25/my-e-town/ - map of places in edmonton
http://www.beckpropertycompany.com/devmap.html/ - map created by BECK Property Company, Inc., a Georgia corporation, a full service commercial real estate brokerage company
http://www.mapbuilder.net/UserMap.php?UserName=nagoyan - "udon noodle" map
Also I would like to recommend you to check users Booming Maps - the most popular maps these days.
Number of maps: 116,569
Number of locations: 2,532,162
Average number of locations per map: 21.72