[ubuntu-uk] The new Ubuntu-UK website

Alan Bell alan.bell at theopenlearningcentre.com
Mon Oct 18 16:03:37 BST 2010

  On 18/10/10 15:56, Mark Fraser wrote:
> On Monday 18 Oct 2010 15:09:37 Alan Bell wrote:
> >
> > This would of course be an ideal vehicle for doing something fancy with
> > a map and all the where are we type information that has been discussed
> > recently. There was a frappr map, but their dotcom bubble has burst and
> > frappr is no more, also Launchpad maps have been turned off
> Was that due to the Google maps API changing? If so, we could always 
> incorporate our own as shown on 
> http://code.google.com/apis/maps/index.html.
kind of, yes the API changed, but Canonical had a premium subscription 
allowing them to do Google maps over https this expired about a year ago 
and mysteriously kept on working. Apparently it is rather expensive to 
renew the https deal and as launchpad is always https and not http (for 
reasons that escape me) they can't use the free API.

We totally can incorporate our own Google maps thingamagig. Would be 
nice to do Open Street Map, I think we will go for whichever one that 
someone wants to actually knuckle down and do.


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