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Archive for February 6th, 2007

Don’t Quit the Day Job

Posted by glasscastle on 6th February 2007

Haven’t been posting much lately, as a result of real, interesting work in our non-blogging existence, lack of any specific focus for our spleen or wit, and general indolence.

However, any readers interested in the application of technology to higher education may want to take a look at a mashup we created with our Nikon hand-held still camera, Final Cut Express and a fantastic beta site called Atlas, which allows you to tap into the Google mapping APIs through a super-simple, almost fool-proof interface (hey, even we figured it out our first time through).

It allows users to creat custom Google maps, of any dimension or variety, and place pins (many different colors and shapes provided) wherever. You can also select the size and content of the info window which pops up at that point, which can include text, images or even video. You can also control other aspects of the map.

So far we have used it to show our students Shopping Venues around town, movie theaters with showtimes, and now, a video tour of Harvard Square. If we could request one additional feature, it would be the ability to design and upload our own icons….

Atlas by Faneuil Media

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