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For 2023 - we are now fully retired from IT training.
We have made many, many friends over 25 years of teaching about Python, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, Java, C and C++ - and MySQL, Linux and Solaris/SunOS too. Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own risk.

Lisa and I (Graham) now live in what was our training centre in Melksham - happy to meet with former delegates here - but do check ahead before coming round. We are far from inactive - rather, enjoying the times that we are retired but still healthy enough in mind and body to be active!

I am also active in many other area and still look after a lot of web sites - you can find an index ((here))
PHP and Google Maps API

Posted by dave667 (dave667), 12 October 2007
Hello, I'm looking to create a pinboard map using Google Maps API.
I've never used PHP before but understand I could have a user input text and GEOdata into text field this would then be  added to a database (text file?). Java script could then read this file? and add a new marker to the map. How involved would this be? I'm might be looking for a freelancer to pull this off for me...
many thanks

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 12 October 2007
There are some occasions when I get carried away and write a whole progranm as my answer.   I've done so here ...

Commented source code:

and the code in action:

The adding of the database is probably "no great shakes" - a day or two's work perhaps.  I would be happy to teach you how to do it, of course  

Posted by dave667 (dave667), 15 October 2007
Thanks for your reply Graham..being the designer I'm not sure whether I've got the time to juggle the code and the graphics for this site. Could you recommend to me any companies/inderviduals who would be willing to create this for me (the budget would allow two/three days work)?

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 15 October 2007
Where abouts are you, Dave?  In the UK?   I think that someone closish by you might be a good idea so you can meet at least once or twice and crispen the spec - it would be all too easy to get the wrong product for you.    If you prefer not to be too specific in the "open forum", you're welcome to email me -  It might even turn out to be an interesting advanced course project that kills several birds with one rock.

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