Thursday, March 07, 2013

Using Image Overlays on Campus Maps

The Angelo State University Campus Map is a nice example of using image overlays with the Google Maps API.

Angelo State University use custom map images of the campus overlaid on top of the normal Google Maps tiles. The custom map image is nicely integrated into the Google Map tiles so that the custom map integrates seamlessly with the Google road map, as you can see in this zoomed out screenshot of the campus.

The map includes a number of other nice touches, such as hot links to individual buildings, which allows users to share a link to a map view of a specific building on campus.

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