Arggggh. put Google maps URL weirdness

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 07:12:12 CST 2011


Could also use merge for this
Could have your default string stored in a property, load it into a global
on startup then use merge.
global gDefUrl
put the defUrl of this stack into gDefUrl
This would be in defUrl
http://maps.google.com/maps/api/staticmap?center=[[fld
"zoom"]]=8&size=512x512&maptype=roadmap&sensor=false

at which point it becomes
put url merge(gDefUrl) into someimage

Plus, if you do it this way, you can replace size and maptype with
placeholders too so they're all easily configurable on the fly.

On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 5:06 AM, Gerry <gerry.orkin at gmail.com> wrote:

> That's it! I actually jumped out of bed to try that, and found your message
> suggesting the same thing!
>
> Phew. Thanks for your response!
>
> Gerry
>
> -- photo site: http://gerryorkin.com
>
> On Friday, 11 March 2011 at 10:05 PM, Alex Tweedly wrote:
> > Haven't tried, but I always use parentheses with URL, so try
> >
> > put url ("http://maps.google.com/maps/api/staticmap?center="& fld
> "place"& "&zoom=8&size=512x512&maptype=roadmap&sensor=false") into someimage
> >
> >
> > -- Alex.
> >
> > On 11/03/2011 10:55, Gerry wrote:
> > > This works:
> > >
> > > put url "
> http://maps.google.com/maps/api/staticmap?center=canberra&zoom=8&size=512x512&maptype=roadmap&sensor=false"
> into someimage
> > > put someimage into image 1
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > But when I use the text in a field in building the url it breaks - I
> get a "bad request 400 error" from the Google server:
> > >
> > > put url "http://maps.google.com/maps/api/staticmap?center="& fld
> "place"& "&zoom=8&size=512x512&maptype=roadmap&sensor=false" into someimage
> > > put someimage into image 1
> > >
> > > What am I missing? When I write the string out to the message box and
> then paste that into the url field in my browser, it works fine.
> > >
> > > Argggh.
> > >
> > > Gerry
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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