My Google Maps bill is forecast to jump almost a 1000% this month. The app I built 10 years ago (TrailsNH.com) gets real busy in the spring as hikers get anxious to hit the trail. This increase in traffic I expect going from the off-season to the busy-season. Ad revenue also goes up too, but … Continue reading Google Maps Pricing Increase
Here is an high level overview of the process I use for building my own custom hiking trail map. The data I’m using (trails, summits, etc…) are available as open source from OSM. After I fetch and clean up the data I use MapBox to generate the map tiles, in a map style I designed. Query TrailsNH to … Continue reading Building a Custom Trail Map Using OSM and Mapbox
Here is another Joomla website I designed and developed, for my local water company. It’s built mostly using Joomla core elements, plus an embedded Google Map to show their service area. The background colors and tints in the template are done in CSS3, this makes for a faster download over using images for the background.
TrailsNH.com is a pet project of mine that stems from my love of hiking, database, and web based technologies. The site is driven by bots I created to gather hiking trip reports and related information from all over the internet. The system GeoTags the location of each report, then indexes and organizes the information so hikers can find … Continue reading TrailsNH.com: Northeast Trail Conditions