Saturday, February 03, 2007

The Beer Mapping Project

If you like beer and you like maps, then you may have found the right place. is a project by someone who likes knowing exactly where he is and how far he needs to go for good beer. At this point, there is only one individual working on the Beer Mapping Project. But that one person has been supported by many friendly craft beer lovers who offer suggestions for new maps and they help by beta testing each map. Use the Contact Us link if you have something to say about the Beer Mapping Project, or if you think you could help out.

Beer Mapping Project is utilizing Google’s Mapping API that is offered free for anyone who is not making a profit or charging users to use the maps that are using it. Each location is pushed through a geocoder service ( is now getting geocodes through Yahoo’s API) in order to get the latitude and longitude for the particular location. Sometimes these geocoders do not produce results that are exact. Leading to locations that are either slightly wrong, or really wrong. Because of this chance of error, please double check with the website of the location you wish to travel to. Do not take for granted that each location is mapped perfectly.

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