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Is it a complicated process to build a site like padmapper.com?

I am interested in producing a regional equivalent for Australia.

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I really depends on your level of programming knowledge. Padmapper is build around the Google Maps API accessed with PHP. As someone who has been building website for a while now, I don't think a site like this would be super hard to do. (I'd personally use Django + Geo-Django for the backend).

But if you are a beginning programmer using this as a learning project, it would probably be a bit difficult to do since the Google API can be hard to understand for beginning programmers.

So is it complicated to do? No, if you know what you are doing.

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Considering the huge performance improvements in Bing Maps AJAX map control version 7, it is one more option that you can explore to build a custom mapping app.

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