|Posted by:||mjrosi…@bulldog.unca.edu (Matt)|
|Date:||18 Jul 2003|
but I'm not sure how to go about this, perhaps some folks here could
lend a hand.
The first seems relatively simple. I would like to be able to have a
user click anywhere on a map (say a standard US map or maybe a
satellite image which would change, but the map dimensions would not).
Ideally, lat/lon would be retrieved upon a click (probably not hard to
do with js, right?) and then somehow I need o to remotely send that
lat/lon pair to a plotting routine on another machine that will
generate an image at that location on the fly. I know I can get
lat/lon from a script (not quite sure how yet as my JS knowledge is
directly to the routine or place it in some sort of perl script, not
sure and probably where I need the most help.
The second application is similar, but seems like a bit of a
challenge. I have maps (gifs) with color filled contours that I would
like a user to be able to mouseover and obtain the exact value of the
plotted parameter in a pop-up box. I don't even know if this is
possible with a gif and I presume it would require some sort of image
map, the question is where would the exact parameters come from, seems
impossible to get them from a gif, maybe I would need to create a
formatted text file with lat/lon pairs and corresponding values that
could be accessed via an image map?
I know this is a lot to ask, but any help is greatly appreciated!