After I collected some few locations I was able to do the following;
On the aggregate I visualized the data the mapped it (Geo pint to
map). It appears on a map of all locations that I collected.
Also I’m able to export the data to KML files that is able
contains even a media like a photo or webcam/video.
Also I was able to publish the data as a Google fusion table then
select both upload Existing and stream new submission data and published,
making them available on the Google docs. from Google docs I can:
· visualize than press map, and all data appears on the Google map.
· I can configure info window and amend what information is to
appear on the map.
· I can also configure map styles and choose an icon for a
specific location or outlet.
· I can also export to KML files which is also possible to be done
· I can get link, share link (like one I shared with you with view
and edit rights). I can get KML network link and embeddable link.
· I can press file, then Geo code. It picks the location
automatically. Here they say that the data is now available on Google map.
Though they say “There is a limited number of geocodes offered for free per
user per day, so very large data sets may require repeating this step until
the file is entirely Geo-coded” on our case we may need to Geo-code 5000
locations but if it is appearing then we wont have a problem because we can
create many users or talk to Google inc. for guidance or first consult you
in case there is another way out.
Something else I did was to map some few locations which are well
available on Google map, the way we need our locations to appear, though
this I did manually, have a look at them,
Also I downloaded Google earth and the data is appearing very well
on my laptop using google earth, though we may not advise use of this since
one has to download to use it. Also its only appearing on my laptop yet
here the objectives is geo coding.
The big questions now are as follows:
Why is this data still not available on Google map as the way the
locations on No. 4 above are.
We want to place this as a link on our website as well as it
appears on Google map. On our website it will have the locations of our
data only, the way it appears after we visualize then map.
The data available after visualization is not the best way as the
photo appears as a link, other than the image itself, one has to click the
photo and it opens on another new page. We want it to appear as it is onn
No. 4 above.
Something else I needed from you; there are those locations you did as a
pilot at Kayole and Kerugoya, I have never seen this report and if you have
it I will be glad to have a look at it and if possible including the
methodologies you used and the results.