Definition: “Slippy Map”

Posted: June 23, 2005 in Uncategorized

I was talking to John Frank, founder of MetaCarta, the other day about the future of Google-like map services, and he defined what he calls the “slippy map”:Brilliant


A “slippy map” is type of web-browser based map client that allows you to dynamically pan the map simply by grabbing and sliding the map image in any direction. Modern web browsers allow dynamic loading of map tiles in response to user action _without_ requiring a page reload. This dynamic effect makes map viewing more intuitive.”

BBBRRRILLLIANT!

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  1. [...] market share ever since Google Maps burst on to the scene. Google Maps’ tile-based (aka “slippy”) map interface and API caused many to adopt Google’s offering over Mapquest for integration [...]

  2. [...] (In fact, John has even been credited with one of the early definitions of Slippy Map, in June of 2005: “A “slippy map” is type of web-browser based map client that allows you to dynamically pan [...]

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