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.


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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