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This utility dumps shapefiles and associated data into various formats. It was created specifically because of a desire to dump data into Google Maps (see example above). shp2text.c (single source file) shp2text.zip (build directory, linux binaries, windows command line executable) bike-cape_islands-geo.xml (example output) bike-cape_islands-geo.dbf bike-cape_islands-geo.shp bike-cape_islands-geo.shx The above files were processed with the command line "shp2text --gpx bike-cape_islands-geo.shp 6 0 > output.gpx".
Schuyler wrote a python module to support the Geohash latitude/longitude encoding system created by Gustavo Niemeyer. ( wikipedia link ). Schuyler’s python implementation of geohashing code is here . Geohashing is not to be confused with the more amusing but arguably less useful xkcd geohashing , an implementation of that code lives here . There is of course also an implementation on the CPAN.
We live in the era of Google Maps. What started off as an impressive refresh of Mapquest-style maps now fuels web mashups. With APIs official and unofficial, Google Maps is simple enough for front-end designers to embed and for back-end programmers to target.