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Friday, August 22, 2008

CommunityWalk on the IPhone


I will be attending the Outside Lands concert this weekend. For those who haven't heard of it, it's a huge concert in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco featuring bands like Radio Head, Beck, Ben Harper, Wide Spread Panic, Drive By Truckers, and dozens others.

I also recently got a 3G IPhone with GPS so I've been looking for an easy way to take advantage of CommunityWalk with the IPhone to give me a custom map to find my way between stages at the concert.

So I created a map of the different stages:

http://www.communitywalk.com/san_francisco/ca/sf_outside_lands/map/283341

and I figured out a way to get this to show up in the Google Maps application on the IPhone so that I can take advantage of the GPS.

If you click the link below on an IPhone then the Google Maps App will open up and the search box will be prefilled with this:

http//www.communitywalk.com/xml/kml/283341

If you insert a colon after the "http" and hit search then the map will load will all of the correct markers. For some reason if you include the colon in the original url then it doesn't open the Google Maps App correctly...

Here's the link:

http://maps.google.com/?q=http//www.communitywalk.com/xml/kml/283341

So just click the link and then add a colon after the "http" and hit search.

5 Comments:

  • This worked just great! Thank you for the tip.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:46 AM  

  • Thanks.

    By Anonymous biometric time clock, at 9:48 PM  

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    By Blogger Debra, at 7:52 PM  

  • My CommunityWalk maps don't work very well on iPad. Is anything being done about this?

    By Blogger Peter Biggins, at 2:30 PM  

  • We are aware of this, but unfortunately right now we don't have any plans to improve CommunityWalk on the iPad. We just don't have the resources to do it.

    By Blogger The Entreprexplorer, at 7:07 PM  

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