Flood Maps Upgraded

Google have just withdrawn the old version of their “Maps API”. That broke Flood Maps and sent me into a tizzy of reading up on the new version and recoding my JavaScript to use it.

The site was down for a few hours, but I’ve now restored it. The positive side-effect is that it now benefits from all of the improvements made to Google maps over the last year. The most obvious upgrade is that there are maps of the whole world, rather than just the USA, UK and Japan.

That makes the potential threat to the Netherlands (for example) all the more striking.

Thanks to Mike Pouy, who spotted the problem.

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  1. Stuart said,

    6 February, 2007 @ 19:05

    Hi Alex, I am wondering how different and how many changes you had to make using Google API 2? My real question is does the API v2 allow you to not have a image file server?

    I am looking at using the MarkerManager api to manage the number images to display. In particular, my first task is to display up to over 25,000 images over a USA map that will be dynamically generated. The 25,000 images will only be visible at a detailed level.

    Please email me if you have some ideas and I would be happy to give you more details of my project.

  2. glowbrain said,

    10 February, 2015 @ 06:16

    Thanks for the Flood maps tool. It’s a very useful aid when choosing where to live in flood-prove Brisbane.

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