(12-25-2012, 06:36 AM)Spraddix Wrote: I think it would be nice to publish the names and addresses of these elitist scum who are ruining life for those around them. Pass the list around like candy to some of these random shooters and see how quickly things get better. Only mentioning..
See previous suggestion.
If someone had the addresses (and used google maps to get the GPS coordinates) it isn't hard to integrate the data with either google maps or the open source equivalent using either actual tiled maps or a simple jpeg. You just need a couple of known coordinates to size and align the map, dump in the data and you are good to go.
The only caveat is you would need rights (or someone with rights) to install the map engine.
Voila, you have now mapped dangerous press people instead of dangerous gun owners.
In theory you could build up a shockwave flash (.swf) file with the same information. Shockwave files have all kinds of pieces including graphics and java so it would be possible to do an interactive map but more time consuming. The Java program would have to dynamically create the buttons and respond to the buttons. It shouldn't be to hard to write a routine to self align the buttons (for the home locations) on the map... Actually looks feasible. Would only have to dump a data file into the SWF, and add a JPEG or PNG map image with two matched GPS/Pixel points. The names and addresses would be "tool tip text" that shows up when you hover over the button (dot) at a given location.