embedded maps


comparing google maps, vienna maps and openstreetmaps: these three sites offer more or less easy access to the html-embedded maps. take a look at the different zoom-level: osm and google use the same zoom where the vienna map has more overview an also displays more street names. vienna map is the only site that offers the mapscale and uses a single link to the useragreements. the other sites have more text on the bottom – you can read „google“ three times on the bottom!!!

Google Maps maps.google.com

  • embedded code with html-iframe container. basic version with width and height configuration (small, middle, large, user-defined). 
  • sample: search for „ottakringerstraße 89, wien“ and press the „link“-button on the left. in this sample you get a bubble, which is not very nice 😦

[googlemaps https://maps.google.de/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=de&geocode=&q=ottakringerstra%C3%9Fe+89,+wien&aq=&sll=47.394203,13.68544&sspn=0.081925,0.124969&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Ottakringer+Stra%C3%9Fe+89,+Ottakring+1160+Wien,+%C3%96sterreich&t=m&ll=48.213349,16.323709&spn=0.017158,0.025749&z=14&iwloc=A&output=embed“ width=“300″>
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Vienna map (OGD) wien.gv.at/stadtplan

  • embedded code with html-div container and java-script. basic version has also width and height configuration (small, middle, large, user-defined). 
  • sample: search for „ottakringerstraße 89“ and press the link on the top „Link/Einbetten“. here is the result:

OpenStreetMap openstreetmap.org

  • embedded code with html-iframe container. no easy configuration of width and height but the possibility to add a marker
  • sample: search for „ottakringerstraße 89, wien“ (bad result list and not correct street number). to get to the embedded-code: click „export“ on the top, then choose „embedded HTML“ on the left, and then you can add the marker and copy the HTML-code. here is the result with the marker

Other Map-Services
Italien map


multiple contacts google and icloud

!! problem not solved yet !!

Apparently, Apple doesn’t want you syncing (contacts) with both iCloud and Google Sync: http://iphonehelp.in/2011/10/14/icloud-doesnt-work-with-google-sync/

to remove multiple contacts after syncing with iCloud:
backup contacts on iCal
backup contacts on google

delete all contacts in iCal (if here are the multiple contacts)
delete all contacts in google (if here are the multiple contacts)

remove iCloud sync in mac-prefs

reactivate google-sync in iCal pres

!! problem not solved yet !!

google calendar time zone

i had a problem with time zones in google calendar, when i used the method of the entry-element entry.getHtmlLink().getHref().

this method returns the url to the entry but without a time zone information.



in some browsers and on some OS the displayed event shows up with UTC time and not with your local time (ie on windows xp, safari on iPhoneOS, sometimes ie on vista). so i added &ctz=Europe/Vienna to my url and it worked!