Google Maps v3 Move Polygon

UPDATE 2018.03.07: The issue requesting to have this in the core of Google Maps got marked as fixed … unfortunately I cannot find this change back in the documentation, so I’m not too sure if it’s actually fixed or not. Will keep tracking it. Since Google Maps v3.11 (*) it’s possible to move around a …

Mercator Puzzle Redux

The aforementioned Mercator Puzzle is quite nice, but it’s static: you always get presented the same 15 countries at the same 15 starting positions. So I decided to make the thing dynamic: you get to place 15 countries chosen from a set of 178 in total. If you don’t know the anwser, just double click …

Google Maps v3 Drag Polygon

It’s really not that hard. No need for one of the many diy scripts; just set the draggable property on your instance of google.maps.Polygon and you’re good to go. Note: draggable was introduced in Google Maps v3.11 (dd 22 January 2013). The current stable version of Google Maps still is 3.10 however. For now (until …

Trap Streets

From the cartographer’s book of tricks: deliberately introduce small errors — such as kinks in rivers, or the addition of small buildings, or exaggerated curves in roads, or the systematic alteration of minor digits in geographic coordinates, or even the introduction of entire fake villages — in your maps to know if a competitor has …