Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Labels in the Map Border

LIMBs is a Javascript Library that allows you to track the location of map markers in the border of the map even when the user pans away from the location of the marker.

If you add LIMBs to a Google Map when the user pans the map the marker icon sticks to the edge of the map to act as a visual guide back to the marker's location on the map. Lots of businesses use the Google Maps API to provide a 'How to Find Us' map. With LIMBS added to the map if a user moves the map (e.g. to find the nearest station) a marker will display in the map border to act as a visual guide back to the business.

You can view a demo of LIMBs in action here and the code is available at Sourceforge.

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