Wednesday, November 09, 2011

The Drinking Water Charity Google Map


Charity:Water is a non-profit organisation working towards bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. The organisation has produced a Google Map to show where water projects have been completed. The map shows all 2,651 completed Charity: Water projects to date.

Rather than use the Google Maps Styling option the map uses a semi-transparent overlay to provide a unique look to the map. This could be an option worth considering for map developers as the usage limits for free styled Google Maps is set to be 2,500, which is significantly lower than the 25,000 for the usage limits for non-styled Google Maps.

The Charity:Water map also uses well designed custom built information windows.

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