The image below links to a small web application I built that shows New York places of interest (POI) on a map. Information
was taken from the Lonely Planet guide to New York City.
It proved to be useful on a recent trip to the Big Apple as we were able to locate interesting places nearby without having
to constantly pull out the guide book.
Each pin represents a POI from the guide:
- Blue pins are shops
- Green pins are restaurants
- Orange pins are bars
- Flags are sites
- The intensity of the colour represents the rating of the site, as judged by the guide (normal, one star or two star)
- Clicking a pin will open a popup that shows any notes I have made, like address, page number from the guide, type of restaurant
- The small gray square at the top right toggles a search bar
- For example, search on “children”. This will highlight locations/restaurants that (I thought) may interest the
younger members of the group
- Also, search on ** – this will display “top choice”, quality sites from the guide.
Of course, many other applications exist that do a better job. One such is the
New York City Guides Catalog. This quickly replaced my sorry excuse for an app! Still, building