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jmjared
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google maps API

Post by jmjared » Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:14 pm

Hello,

I'm trying to get the Distance matrix API from google to work with iOS... it responds with a JSON output and an XML output. any of these two supported by livecode?

been trying to get the data to display on a field or image area but it doesn't work.

any suggestions would be appreciated

Thanks!

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Re: google maps API

Post by Dixie » Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:18 pm

Hi..

What do you want to do... get the mileage, plot the route between two points, get the text directions ?

be well

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Re: google maps API

Post by jmjared » Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:05 am

Hi Dixie,

get the mileage..

Thanks!

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Re: google maps API

Post by Dixie » Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:23 am

Hi...

I have attached a stack that will get the mileage for you... The script is in the button 'Locate'.
Hope it helps..

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Re: google maps API

Post by jmjared » Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:40 pm

wow! thanks a lot! this is exactly what I was looking for..

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Re: google maps API

Post by aamuelchua » Mon May 21, 2018 3:36 am

For the mapStuff, can you give me an exact example? I could not seem to get the reply as LiveCode throws back an error. I tried Singapore,SGP and Tokyo,JPN

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Re: google maps API

Post by strongbow » Mon May 21, 2018 6:19 am

The Google Maps APIs have surely changed since this example was done. I just tried it and it does get a correct response but the parsing of the returned data is no longer ok. You can easily step through the script, see the variables and determine what's wrong - and fix it hopefully!

Have fun! :-)

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Re: google maps API

Post by aamuelchua » Mon May 21, 2018 11:16 am

I wanted to gather the distance travelled by Air. I tried Singapore and Malaysia as it is possible to drive between these two countries. However when I tried Singapore to Japan, I could not receive any reading. Could someone please help me?

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Re: google maps API

Post by simon.schvartzman » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:50 pm

@strongbow can you please share the input data (start and stop contents) you used to make it work?

With the following inputs it doesn't work for me
pic1.jpeg
pic1.jpeg (28.62 KiB) Viewed 104 times
I get the following error:

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executing at 6:45:04 PM
Type	Operators *: error in left operand
Object	Locate
Line	put  (theMiles && "km" && "," && (theMiles * 0.62137119) && "mi") into tTemp
Hint	mouseUp
Many thanks in advance
Simon

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Re: google maps API

Post by strongbow » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:40 am

Try putting a breakpoint at the line:

put URL tURL into red

and then have a look at the var red. It should show you the response from google maps with details etc. That's assuming it recognised your inputs ok. I tried it with

Sydney,Australia
Melbourne, Australia

Have fun! :-)

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