Wednesday, 22 June 2011

See all DA's in area on a Google Map

You want to invest in an area but want to know how hard it would be to develop.
I use http://www.planningalerts.org.au to research an area.
I find out who did (or is planning to do) what and  where.
See new Big and Small developments.
Now it just got easier. You can now see them on a map.

This may seem complicated to some but others will find this cool.
Get an idea of seeing all alerts on a map, this is great.
this is a map for below.
HERE IS GLEBE BELOW




 

 

 

 


BEGINNER STEPS BELOW

  1. Enter a street address on www.planningalerts.org.au and click Search.
  2. Copy the URL of the link to “Subscribe to an RSS feed for applications near here”
  3. Then go to Google Maps, paste that URL into its search box. press search.

Embedding PlanningAlerts in a map just got a whole lot nicer

 

We’ve a made a pretty small change to the way that applications from PlanningAlerts can get embedded in a map that makes it much easier to use.
It’s easiest to see with an example:

View Larger Map
When you click on one of the points on a map, as well as the description of the development application, there is now a link “More Information” which takes you to the page on PlanningAlerts for that application.
That simple change just made embedded maps a whole lot more useful.
This is how to do it for yourself:

BEGINNER STEPS BELOW
  1. Enter a street address on www.planningalerts.org.au and click Search.
  2. Copy the URL of the link to “Subscribe to an RSS feed for applications near here”
  3. Then go to Google Maps, paste that URL into its search box
ADVANCE STEPS ONLY

Do next steps for html link

  1. Add &style=html to the end of the URL in the search box. This is the new bit that adds the “More information” link.
  2. Click Search Maps
  3. Click the Link link to the top right of the map, and copy the Paste HTML to embed in website code
  4. Paste that code into your blog post, sidebar, or wherever (you can alter the code to change its size etc.)