TRIResults and Google Maps

I created a Google maps widget (a mapplet) that allows you see the winners of various triathlon events around the world (Ironman mostly now, but I’ll add other events later) on Google maps. Here’s an example of what it looks like:

TRIResutls and Google Maps

Obviously you can do everything that you can do on regular Google maps (zoom in, zoom out, etc). I think it’s really cool to see various events on a map and quickly check the winners and if you want, check out the area as well. Here’s how to add this widget to your Google “My Maps”:

1. Go to maps.google.com

2. Click on the My Maps tab

3. Click Add content

4. Click Add by URL link (next to big Search Goole Maps Content button)

5. Paste this URL into the from:

http://triresults.com/mapplets/triresults_map.xml

and click Add. A window will pop up and ask you if you wish to continue. Click Ok.

6. Now, if you click My Maps on maps.google.com again, you’ll the TRIResults Mapplet. Click on it and it will load the mapplet.

7. If you click on a marker and you don’t see the results, please reload/refresh the page

I tested this widget on Firefox and IE. It works on both, although it looks better on Firefox. Please check it out and let me know what you think.

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