Create Maps of Projects by Time Period from ASOR's CAP Project Database
How to Use the Map Maker
Use this page to make maps of ASOR CAP projects by time period. The standard Google Maps controls, on the left side of the map, can be used to pan and zoom, and you can select what kind of map (Terrain or Satellite) from the controls at the top right of the map window. For Satellite maps, you can also choose to turn off the map labels.
You can select the time period from the drop down box, and then choose what color to use to display individual project points. Then press the "Submit" button; press the "Reset" button to clear your selections from the drop down lists; press the "Clear Map" button to clear any projects and project clusters from the map.
The search results are returned on the map like the example shown here. Project points are small circles with the color you requested. You can hover the map cursor over the project points, and the project name will be displayed. The larger colored "radar screens" are clusters of projects, and the number in the center tells you how many projects are in the cluster; you can click on a cluster and the map will zoom in and display the project points that make up the cluster, or it will show smaller clusters. You may have to zoom in several levels to get to project points in an area where they are densely packed. Since there are fewer than 300 CAP projects, the individual points can be displayed by selecting "No" as a response to the "Use Clustering?" question.
If you want to use the map in a PowerPoint or word processing document, you must copy the screen and paste it into an image in a graphics program, then crop it to the map. Unfortunately, there isn't a simple "Copy" function in the Google Maps API. The map is sized to create the maximum-sized vertical map image from a 1280x1024 resolution monitor, but you may need to scroll down slightly to get the entire map in your screen-copy.