The present and future of geo-location based apps

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We explore the current state of geo-location based applications including use-cases in disaster response zones and the advantages of outsourcing the work to the masses. We will also look at apps that are improving our everyday activities and give you our thoughts on how they can be further improved.

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You will care about geo-mapping – just not yet

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If you receive the right information, at the right time and place, it can be enormously valuable.

Whether it’s a simple thing like avoiding traffic congestion on your drive to work, or finding the best places to eat – or more serious matters, such as avoiding workplace accidents, or being treated for a cardiac arrest in much faster than the average response time – having access to the right geographical information improves decision making, can keep us safe and generally makes the world that little bit better.

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How to build a custom Google map for your website

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Google Maps has emerged as an enormously helpful tool for users and a powerful tool for designers and developers. Adding a dynamic map to your website is super simple with the embeddable , unfortunately this leaves us with limited control over aesthetics and functionality.

Adding an interactive map with a more bespoke feel can mean digging through Google's gargantuan JavaScript API for hours. Fortunately, we found a quicker way to deal with it. So we've made a short tutorial to help you get a customised Google map up on your site in minutes.

We've also built a lightweight WordPress plugin to help you sort it out even faster.

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