Creating a Google map without the map part
August 19, 2011 11:39 AM   Subscribe

I need to build a map on a webpage that acts pretty much just like google maps (zoomable, scrollable, pins that have popups (with hyperlinks) when clicked) but it's not a physical map. It'll look more like an org chart. Are there any javascript packages out there that do this?

It doesn't need the ability for others to add pins or whatever. Most users will just have the ability to scootch around, click on boxes (pins) that pop up additional info.
posted by nushustu to Technology (4 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Prezi will do this. Good luck!
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 11:44 AM on August 19, 2011

I did something with SVG and Javascript very much like this recently. Unfortunately I don't own the copyright to it - so I can't share precisely. But SVG viewers provide the ability to zoom, scroll, add hyperlinks and popups and such. All you'd have to know is how to do the DOM manipulations.
posted by ElliotH at 12:03 PM on August 19, 2011

It wouldn't be too hard to do this with flash.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 7:06 PM on August 19, 2011

Best answer: You can actually do this with... Google Maps.

If you'd prefer a more open-source, self-hosted option, check out OpenLayers.

Disclaimer: I haven't used either, but it sounds like they're what you want.
posted by whatnotever at 10:06 PM on August 19, 2011

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