Google maps in Courseplanner

Google maps in Courseplanner
Google maps in Courseplanner

After many, many, complains about the maps that Courseplanner offers as a default, I finally decided to add support for Google maps.

Actually adding Google maps itself is fairly straight forward, I spent a bit of time adding all the overlapping drawings that are required for the moving map.

There is also the small issue of not been connected to the internet, (’cause you can’t use Google maps properly without the internet).

I am also working on a small application that offers only Google Maps and Courseplanner moving map.
Currently the Google Maps version is only available in Beta, (but you can get it here), but I am planning on releasing it soonish.

Google Maps in Courseplanner
Google Maps in Courseplanner

Google Maps has a very, very easy API to work with, they have almost no restrictions to using it in an application.

I did send them an email to make sure that I am on the right side of their terms and conditions.

While I wait, I still need to add a couple of things, (to the Google Maps tab).

  • Moving map.
  • Current flight plan and,
  • De-clutter.

Please visit the forum and let me know if you can think of any new features that would be nice to add.

Added a contact form

I often get comments posted here regarding registration issues or general questions about Courseplanner itself. This is not really the proper place for them, so I have to delete them.

To that end I have created a new contact page where users can email me directly. I haven’t added any security checks yet, (because, truth be told, CAPTCHA can be a bit of a pain to use sometimes).

Note that the forum is still by far the preferred place to get help, because that way the reply can be used by everybody.