GMaps info app
App to search on Google Maps.
A simple app built with Electron & Angular.
It uses Google Maps API and gives you specific information about the location when you click on the map. The description comes from DBpedia.
- You can do ‘normal search’ by clicking on the map or by searching a location by address.
- You can do ‘advanced search’ (a tab stands for it) and search for every ‘class’ around a specific point.
The ‘classes’ are from DBpedia ontology and are updated at each time you run the app. There is a list.
For instance you can do search like : 10 museums around Paris within 0.5 area. It requests the wikipedia database to get 10 museums around Paris, and gives the wikipedia description of it when you click.
I have only used geolocation and reverse geolocation from GMAPS API : returns cityname from lat et lng & returns lat, lng when clicking on Maps. You don’t have to use geocoding. You can search for City name from DBPedia with only lat & lng but it does not work well (it gives you a lot of city around the point).