Google maps - getting directions

Robert Eppich RobertEppich at epsi.bc.ca
Thu Feb 15 14:19:37 EST 2007


Thanks very much, Ken (and Revolution). This is excellent and will go  
over very well with my users.

Rob


On Feb 15, 2007, at 10:03 AM, use-revolution-request at lists.runrev.com  
wrote:

>> Good Morning to you from Vancouver BC,
>>
>> Anyone have a way to use Rev to supply the addresses to Google map
>> directions?
>>
>> It would be cool if it were possible to supply the start address and
>> the stop address to Google map and get the map and driving directions
>> from the Google website.
>>
>> Is it possible to do this  from the message box, any examples?
>
> Well, here's a head start - this will give you the HTML from the page,
> from which you can parse out your results:
>
> on mouseUp
>   -- uses two random points in my town
>   put "1230 Main Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701" into tStart
>   put "1428 Glenn Place, Eau Claire, WI 54703" into tDest
>   put urlEncode(tStart) into tStart
>   put urlEncode(tDest) into tDest
>   put url ("http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&saddr=" & tStart &
> "&daddr=" & tDest) into tResult
>   -- parse the data in "tResult" here
> end mouseUp
>
> Alternately, you can change it a bit so that you get the browser to
> open and show it:
>
>   revGoURL ("http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&saddr=" & tStart &
> "&daddr=" & tDest)




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