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Google Changed the URL - SBuilderX

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Hi Nudge.

Apparently Google has broken it's own satellite views. On my computer, no google map satellite from any website, including it's own google maps, are working. Map views are OK.

Your urls work for satellite views now, but I'm guessing google will return to the older URLs, else thousands of sites that use their API will be broken for good.

Hang onto the old 'GoogleServer.dll' and rename it as 'GoogleServer.dll.old', just in case google finds it's error and reuses the old url at a later date.

I looked for a piblic notice of URL change, and found none on the internet. So there's lots of websites affected, including:

http://www.ptsim.com/sbuilder/gmaps.htm

which Luis created for the old Sbuilder.

Dick
 
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Hi Nudge.

Apparently Google has broken it's own satellite views. On my computer, no google map satellite from any website, including it's own google maps, are working. Map views are OK.

Your urls work for satellite views now, but I'm guessing google will return to the older URLs, else thousands of sites that use their API will be broken for good.

Hang onto the old 'GoogleServer.dll' and rename it as 'GoogleServer.dll.old', just in case google finds it's error and reuses the old url at a later date.

I looked for a piblic notice of URL change, and found none on the internet. So there's lots of websites affected, including:

http://www.ptsim.com/sbuilder/gmaps.htm

which Luis created for the old Sbuilder.

Dick

Hi Dick,

I have still got the original DLL, just incase it is the case.

I just checked http://www.ptsim.com/sbuilder/gmaps.htm and they are also now using the new URL.

I also use Maps2Bgl_X and this is not broken, not sure what google is up to.
 
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Has the Google server changed again? Even with the mod .dll I cannot get SBuilderX to display imagery from Google
 

rhumbaflappy

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Google has added a Captcha to secure it's images, and as such has made them unavailable for SBuilderX.

Also, ask.com is now using MS Virtual Earth, so ASK no longer works.

Virtual Earth and Yahoo are still valid.

Dick
 

Luis_Sá

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Hi,

I have just verified the DLL and :eek: in fact only the StreetMap works. I will check the Satellite part during the week and I will post the result here.

Sorry for the inconvenience,

Luis

ps: the web page works fine for me.
 
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Directly? No. But Luis has setup a site for images from Google; http://www.ptsim.com/sbuilder/gmaps.asp?Lat=41.876&Lon=-120.147

I can utilize my screen capture program to snap the new window that opens with an enlarged image. Save as a BMP file, copy the coordinate data into a TXT file with the same name as the BMP file. Now the image can be loaded into SBX using the Add Map | From Disk command.

This is definitely a better workable solution than my prior method!
 
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Thank you it now downloads from the Google server and displays, however when I load an image into Sbuilder from my disk it appears very big. How do I change it to fit in the surroundings?

Thanks

Nick
 

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Hello Nick,

If you add an image from the disk and you set Background_View=OFF you can see the image at various zoom levels.

It will be useful to toggle the Background_View ON and OFF to check if the added image is well positioned.

If the image you have in the disk is too large, you need to get a smaller one. I really do not understand the problem.

Kind Regards,

Luis
 
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