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Bob Perdriau
08 March 2005, 09:31 PM
List,

This is in no way a replacement for iMap3 but I did come across a couple of interesting articles for using the amazing new Google maps today. The idea won't serve the needs or desires of most genealogists in its present form but the articles offer a glimpse of things to come. I published links and comment on my blog under the title:

HOW TO: Make your own animated Google map

if you are interested:

http://homepage.mac.com/bobperdriau/blogwavestudio/index.html

Disclaimer: I write about a lot of stuff and you are free to ignore my politics. Just pick a category other than Politics. :-)

Bob Perdriau

Los Altos, CA

Bill McQuary
09 March 2005, 11:28 AM
One word of caution. Google Maps requires the latest version of most browsers. For example, you have to be running the latest version of Safari which only works if you're Mac is running OS X (10.3x).

Regards,
Bill

Bob Emnett
09 March 2005, 10:42 PM
List,

This is in no way a replacement for iMap3 ...

Disclaimer: I write about a lot of stuff and you are free to ignore my politics. Just pick a category other than Politics. :-)


I cannot seem to find the original comments on iMap3 and when I Google it, I do not get any return URLs that lead me to a site for this software. Can someone post the company's website for those like me who are apparently Google-challenged?

Bob Emnett

vineviz
10 March 2005, 01:59 AM
Can someone post the company's website for those like me who are apparently Google-challenged?


http://www.biovolution.com/imap/

wewilson
11 March 2005, 12:06 AM
Is this what you are looking for?

< http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/math_science/imap.html >

Regards,
Walt Wilson
-- wew

SVass
11 March 2005, 04:46 PM
If there is a programmer out there who wants to deal with professional mapping, try http://grass.itc.it/intro/general.php with http://grass.itc.it/announces/announce_grass600.html having the latest OSX release. sam

Julianne
12 March 2005, 10:27 AM
One word of caution. Google Maps requires the latest version of most browsers. For example, you have to be running the latest version of Safari which only works if you're Mac is running OS X (10.3x).


However, if you are running 10.2.8 and download the Firefox browser, you can use Google Maps with that. It was worth the download for me, though I still haven't figured out how to import Safari bookmarks into Firefox so I mainly use Safari.

Julianne

SVass
02 April 2005, 01:13 PM
However, if you are running 10.2.8 and download the Firefox browser, you can use Google Maps with that. It was worth the download for me, though I still haven't figured out how to import Safari bookmarks into Firefox so I mainly use Safari.Julianne, get Safari Enhancer and it will allow both export and import of bookmarks from Safari. http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/17776
sam

Julianne
07 April 2005, 10:16 PM
Julianne, get Safari Enhancer and it will allow both export and import of bookmarks from Safari. http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/17776
samThanks Sam,
I just looked at it although it looks interesting, it only works with 10.3.

I sure wish they'd release Tiger already. I'm tired of having an obselete operating system.

Julianne

SVass
08 April 2005, 05:52 PM
Thanks Sam,
I just looked at it although it looks interesting, it only works with 10.3.

I sure wish they'd release Tiger already. I'm tired of having an obselete operating system.Try this earlier version http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/21632 sam

Bob Goode
13 April 2005, 12:39 AM
Julianne, get Safari Enhancer and it will allow both export and import of bookmarks from Safari. http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/17776
samI know I am getting off the mapping tone of this thread but unless I am missing the feature, I believe Safari Enhancer will only allow importing of bookmarks. Julianne wanted to export from Safari to Firefox.

Bob

Steve W. Jackson
13 April 2005, 07:25 PM
I know I am getting off the mapping tone of this thread but unless I am missing the feature, I believe Safari Enhancer will only allow importing of bookmarks. Julianne wanted to export from Safari to Firefox.

Bob
Although Firefox isn't mentioned by name, Safari Bookmark Exporter (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/19266) will do the job.

= Steve =

Julianne
14 April 2005, 07:04 AM
Thanks Steve!
It worked like a charm. Now I can explore Firefox more fully.
Julianne

Tom Robinson
14 April 2005, 06:38 PM
I believe Safari Enhancer will only allow importing of bookmarks. Julianne wanted to export from Safari to Firefox.Safari Enhancer enables the debug menu in Safari, which includes an option to export bookmarks.

You can also enable this menu with a quick trip to the command line (http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20030110063041629).

eburrowes
21 April 2005, 12:21 AM
....in no way a replacement for iMap3 ......Sometime back in March efforts were afoot to secure some special licensing of iMap3 for Reunion users. Anyone know if this ever became a reality and if so, how does one go about taking advantage of this arrangement.

bfthompson
24 April 2005, 01:10 AM
Sometime back in March efforts were afoot to secure some special licensing of iMap3 for Reunion users. Anyone know if this ever became a reality and if so, how does one go about taking advantage of this arrangement.It is a reality. The cost is about $30, which is much less than purchasing IMap directly. I think the information on whom to contact is in the ReunionTalk Archives in early March. If not, email me off-list and I will be glad to send it to you.

JeanTC
08 May 2005, 05:47 PM
It is a reality. The cost is about $30, which is much less than purchasing IMap directly. I think the information on whom to contact is in the ReunionTalk Archives in early March. If not, email me off-list and I will be glad to send it to you.I have lost Vincent's contact info, and I'd be very grateful if you can supply his e-mail address. I had to postpone downloading the iMap application until I got my new computer. I've upgraded from 10.2 to 10.4 in one leap.
Thanks,
Jean Carpenter
pjtc@cox.net

Alayn Larouche
09 May 2005, 09:30 PM
I have lost Vincent's contact info, and I'd be very grateful if you can supply his e-mail address..For your information, email address of Vincent Vizachero is vincent@vizachero.com
I bought iMap3 and I am very happy with it.
I don't know if Vincent is still willing to sell more licence for other Reunion poeple. Please email him.

acl

vineviz
21 June 2005, 01:13 AM
I finally got my first iMap map published on my genealogy blog.

http://www.vizachero.com/genblog/index.html

Look for the entry called "Colavita vs. Colavito" (currently the second entry).

It took me a couple of hours to: find a good map of Italy, crop and edit it in Photoshop, import it into iMap 3, calibrate the map, lookup the surname distribution data, cross-reference the latitude and longitude coordinates for the cities, then tweak the symbols and fonts on the map.

Wow, now that I've written it all out I don't feel quite so pokey.

A lot of that time was moving up the learning curve, and the next maps will be much easier to make I'm sure.

Anyway, it was fun but I'm not entirely sure there wouldn't have been an easier way to make the same point. Oh, well.

Derrick
21 June 2005, 12:22 PM
I finally got my first iMap map published on my genealogy blog.

http://www.vizachero.com/genblog/index.html

Look for the entry called "Colavita vs. Colavito" (currently the second entry).THANK YOU! I've been looking for an example of an on-line instance of someone using iMap. The idea is great, but I was hoping to see some examples of follow-through before getting it.

Does anyone else have more examples of actual uses for the program which they could publish?

Derrick