Currently, I have a map of the united states, where each
state is a button that jumps to another page when you click on it.
I also have a list of customers and the (town, STATE) where
they are located.
I would really like to be able to have flash coordinate with
a list, be it XML or otherwise, that contains the locations of the
customers, then have it ask google maps, yahoo, or some other
online program where those locations are, then have it plot those
locations on a large map of the state that was clicked on. This
way, a customer will be able to come to the large map of the United
States, click on his state, and see the locations of my company's
other customers in that state.
I have heard seen other sites grab the coordinates from a
location, but I have no idea how to do something like that. ANY
suggestions are welcome, even if it is to say that I am doing
Again, the goal is to go to a state, explode the state to a
larger iew, and be able to see existing customers in that state
with dots where they are located. (can make the max number of
locations per state as low as 10 to make it streamlined).
Also, there are free services that aren't attached to Google
or Yahoo. In the version 1 of the Google API, you HAD to use one.
They used to recommend and I have used Geocoder.us <
in the past and its worked fine.