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    Maps on your blog

    I'm working on a blog for the tour that my wife and I are doing this year. It's hosted at Wordpress. I'm looking for suggestions on the best way to have a map showing our route on the blog that we can also update as we progress. It will be on a separate page so I can maximize real estate on the screen.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Google maps can be embedded now and on the My Maps section, you can add placemarkers. Look at the Clyde/Athena's map on my blog
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    I'm working on a blog for the tour that my wife and I are doing this year. It's hosted at Wordpress. I'm looking for suggestions on the best way to have a map showing our route on the blog that we can also update as we progress. It will be on a separate page so I can maximize real estate on the screen.

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    that is a fine idea, will have to look into those, messed with google maps a bit, under constant revision like anything else.
    When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day's sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay's call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead. I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity. But I am mentally far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else's heart. ~Diane Ackerman
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    i used a wordpress plugin that intergrates google maps and several other things called geopress
    you can play with it here
    http://stupidhurts.org/map/
    how to tape your bars http://www.flickr.com/photos/89572419@N00/sets/72157629279270681/

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    the wonders of technology.
    When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day's sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay's call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead. I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity. But I am mentally far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else's heart. ~Diane Ackerman
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    here's another example of google maps used on a blog. I've been working with local folks to create area bike maps.

    http://nicomachus.net/maps/
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    I just started blogging for the cycling and other outdoor activities even though I've done "dive reports" on self-hosted sites and other forums for years before they were known as "blogs".
    http://wb416.blogspot.com/

    I'm starting with Blogspot primarily because it seems simply and integrates with my google accounts. From reading other's comments about Wordpress, I've checked it out, and it looks like I can import my current blog over to Wordpress if I need more "tweakability" at some point.

    Has anyone else tried importing into Wordpress from other blogs? Was it fairly seemless, or did you have to go back and clean-up formatting and such?

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    I haven't gotten around to it myself yet but yahoo pipes has a map badge. The interesting thing about using pipes is that you would be integrating your posts with a self generating map. The way to do it is to take your rss feed, geo encode it, then embedd the pipes badge onto your site. Once it is set up you will have a map with "pin" points that you can hover over to see the post.

    Also take a look at roadbikerides.com if you don't feel like setting up the whole mapping thing yourself.

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    importing from blogspot was fairly easy for a friend of mine that tried it. it looked ok visually but if you look at the html it has a lot of extra stuff going on. also you can get a free wordpress blog at wordpress.com to do a test run with your blog. sign up is quick.

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    Thanks... I tried it and it worked out nicely!

    I'll see what I can come up with on the map integration next!
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    maps

    you can route your maps on www.roadbikerides.com then put the link of the map on your blog for others to see.

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    Constant variations, anyone try and embed google maps new walk routes?
    When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day's sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay's call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead. I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity. But I am mentally far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else's heart. ~Diane Ackerman
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    I really like the new umapper plugin in for wordpress.
    how to tape your bars http://www.flickr.com/photos/89572419@N00/sets/72157629279270681/

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    I appreciate that this is an old thread so it's so much as answering the original question but hopefully helping others.

    For those using Wordpress, I've developed a Plugin that will allow you to publish your routes. You'll find it here, on the Bikes.org.uk website. Drop me a note if you need any help.
    Editor-in-Chief of www.bikes.org.uk which is a UK based bike reviews and cycling news and events website.

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    Hi .
    If you want to put google map to your blog , just install plugin and put map on your blog , it's very easy .

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