Martin wrote: >Warden, Matt wrote on 25/7/01 7:32 pm > >>>Anyone figure out a way to find lats and lons for other countries based >>>upon postal address (or code)? >>> > >Arg. Geocoding. It's not fun. The likes of http://www.mapinfo.com/ >and other GIS suppliers make a very, very large amount of money off >it. > I suspected that would be hard to pull off. Shame for us (good for them). Oh well. > >Here's a thought - could the zoom be provided by someone like >http://www.multimap.com or mapquest? > Yes I suppose it could. Members could provide their own url to whichever mapping site covers their area. That would have the added benifit of being self maintainable - by the members that is. The one caveat is that we would have to occassionally check for the validity of the link. An easily automated process. > >Here's me: >http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?pc=eh111qj > Cool Martin. That is more detail that I would choose to give because of my family, but the advantage to the method above is that I could provide whatever level of detail I wanted. BTW - are there really that many train tracks in your neighborhood?