Haven’t been here for a while. It turns out having a kid is hard. More vibrant posting to come this week. For now, though, I’m experimenting with embedding Google Maps in posts, courtesy of a fine walkthrough by my friend Grant.
Since this is hopefully something that will benefit my blogging and interactive journalism class, let’s try it with our own fair Martin Hall here at WVU.
It kind of works! The only thing is, the map that shows up seems to be zoomed out to the maximum level, yet I want it to be zoomed to the downtown campus of WVU. Hm. Let’s see what Grant says about this …
[EDIT: 523p 1/30/10 – It works! Thanks to Grant and Pat for the help. In a nutshell (you can check their words in the comments), I must have zoomed back out before copying the link code. I didn’t think I had, but then, that’s my usual defense for things I’ve forgotten around the house. Playing resumes!]
The further steps he gives allow additional customization that includes layers the reader can turn on and off, but let’s get this bit fixed first. More to come.