January 25, 2007 10:49 AM Subscribe
Coding a custom Google Maps or MS VirtualEarth project for a 501(c)(3) charity web site.
posted by mr_crash_davis to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The CIO of the non-profit for which I work would like to have a Google Map of North America (or MS Virtual Earth, either is OK) displayed on our site. The site is a public-facing Sharepoint 2007 site.
He would like to have a list where the user could select one (or more) sponsor(s) from a list of our corporate sponsors, and the sponsor's store locations would pop up on the map. For the sake of argument let's say the user selects Sears and Burger King, the map would populate with all Sears and Burger King locations in the U.S. and Canada.
The sponsor list is around 100 corporations, with anywhere from a few dozen locations each to as many as several thousand.
The tables we would be drawing the locations from are in an MSSQL 2005 database. The tables contain sponsor name, store number, address, city, state, country, postal code, and may contain latitude/longitude shortly (depends on how well another project comes off).
1) Is this possible?
2) How long might it take?
3) What might something like this cost us?