New! Lifestream Map

You can now see where I have been and what I have been up to using my Lifestream Map. This is really just an alternative way to see what I get up to day to day but on a map.

It’s been a few month’s in the pipe line but finally I have launched the new feature on my site. It has been on the site for a few months, but hidden from view while I ironed out various bugs and performance issues. You can now see geotagged entries from my Lifestream on my Lifestream Map.

Using various Google Map’s examples mashed together I have managed to get to a point where I am happy with the performance. With an ever increasing number of markers, the map was always causing the spinning beach ball of death to make an appearance. Fortunately after switching between using PHP/Javascript a few times, I was able to find a solution to my performance woes. I hope to write a more detailed explanation about how it works at a later date.

Thanks to my original Lifestream saving all entries into a database I am able to display tweets from month’s ago on the map, showing clusters of markers to see where I have been and when you drill down what I was up to at that time. This along with my lifestream will stay up to date by itself.

I have also added my Dribbble, Foursquare and Nike+ accounts to my lifestream recently.

Check out the map by clicking here.

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