Personal little Project – Buenos Aires Mapping

17 Jun
2008

Whew.

I touched on Argentina local earlier – giant gaping holes in the online local space. The biggest problem really has been the lack of any sort of mapping for Buenos Aires.

So I spent a couple dozen hours and using a mis-mash of APIs and some crawling I’m happy to release Mapa BsAs. BsAs is the local short-form for buenos Aires, and Mapa is the Spanish translation. It has actually been interesting creating a website in two languages, and I think the final ‘product’ is decently useful.

UPDATE: Added widget support – you can now embed the map directly on your site. I am still trying to figure out WHY the pin infoWindow is so damn huge. Really stupid, as it even defaults (when the viewpane is too small) to popup to the left, even though the text is always right-aligned. Sigh … Why?

3 Responses to Personal little Project – Buenos Aires Mapping

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TOMAS

June 17th, 2008 at 3:26 pm

Here I was thinking that you were in Argentina vacationing for a few months. :)

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Ahmed

June 18th, 2008 at 10:37 am

Just making it easier for me TOMAS :)

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