I wrote a program myself, GMapKit, so that I could use Google
maps without enabling script in webpages or downloading software.
It's a simple thing that displays a map for any location, provides
zooming, moving the map, incorporates streetview/satellite/
hybrid/road map styles, drawing on the map and saving it as
an image file.
I don't know whether it's what you need but you can take
a look. It's free. It uses the Google Maps API, which is free
for anyone to use provided that a Google logo is included in
the software. (There's also a Google website explaining how
to use their maps API, if that's your cup of tea.)
I'm surprised that there are no "maps" usenet groups! I could just find
two - alt.binaries.maps and sci.geography.cartography - both of which are
So I'm posting OT because there are a few humans here..... best I can tell.
Google & mapquest are fine, but with my system, it takes forever for all
their data files to load. Don't need street views, mileage or travel time
calc, or locations of hotels, etc.... just a quick site where I can enter a
street address and get a simple street map. Anyone know about one?
Thanks in advance.