Using GMaps

Locating my worlds.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

A Map: Find A Beanery

I'm building a Beanery Locator Map of The Allann Bros Coffee Houses of the Willamette Valley in Oregon. I'm using the YourGmap 2-column format which is accessed from their server.

The Beanery boasts that they have been Oregon's Coffeehouse since 1972. It is great fun to drive north into population-land slowly slipping on your big city hat while sipping from the Beanery's along the way. Look for them in Ashland, Eugene, Corvallis, Albany, and Salem

I will be adding locations and some descriptions over the next day or so.

Avoid Clipping Your Map

While trying unsuccessfully to recreate a map that had clipped buttons, I realised what probably happened. It was early in my learning curve and I was pasting html, publishing to the blog and trying to figure a good map width fit for the blog. I think I must have widened the map without pasting the new html - which, of course would clip the new map since the blog held the old width definition. So, if you see this check your pastings.

Result of map width = 450 pixels & expected width = 400 pixels!!