Geo coding

After I collected some few locations I was able to do the following;

  1.   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.
2. Also I’m able to export the data to KML files that is able
contains even a media like a photo or webcam/video.
3. 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 at aggregate.
• 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.
4. 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,
http://g.co/maps/v254w
http://g.co/maps/ppncr
http://g.co/maps/6a4mz
5. 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:

  1.   Why is this data still not available on Google map as the way
    

the locations on No. 4 above are.
2. 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.
3. 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.

I'm not familiar enough with Google Maps to address your question (2). Not
sure what you want to have displayed differently in (1) -- ODK Aggregate
constructs the KML as a vertical list of property names and values.
Changing this layout would require constructing a different KML file.

As for (3), the KML export will show the image in the mouse-over pop-up if
you have Aggregate configured to allow anonymous access to your
images/audio/video files. To do that:

Go to the "Site Admin / Permissions" sub-tab.

Check the checkbox for: "Allow anonymous retrieval of images, audio and
video data (needed for GoogleEarth balloon displays)"

Click "Save Changes"

When you view the KML files, you will then see the images in the
hover-overs.

Mitch

··· On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 9:15 PM, Peter Kaiga wrote:

After I collected some few locations I was able to do the following;

  1.   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.
2. Also I’m able to export the data to KML files that is able
contains even a media like a photo or webcam/video.
3. 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 at aggregate.
• 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.
4. 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,
http://g.co/maps/v254w
http://g.co/maps/ppncr
http://g.co/maps/6a4mz
5. 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:

  1.   Why is this data still not available on Google map as the way
    

the locations on No. 4 above are.
2. 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.
3. 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.

--
Mitch Sundt
Software Engineer
University of Washington
mitchellsundt@gmail.com