Tuesday, 7 August 2007

When non-runners strike...



This is what happens when a "non-runner" publishes a race map on the web... That's a big jump off the Cahill Expressway onto Macquarie Street, guys.

Who would do such a thing? It's ninemsn's new "mapmyfitness" site, with a blatant ripoff (even the name!) of a better established, better written US-based site http://www.mapmyfitness.com/.

Too bad the ninemsn site is slow as a wet-week - I "think"' they've missed the point about JSON being light-weight
value="[
{"__type":"Ninemsn.Simba.WebControls.VE.ShapeLayer,
Ninemsn.Simba.WebControls, Version=1.0.2708.32310, Culture=neutral,
PublicKeyToken=null","Title":"Edit
Layer","Description":"","Shapes":
[{"__type":"Ninemsn.Simba.WebControls.VE.Shape,
Ninemsn.Simba.WebControls, Version=1.0.2708.32310, Culture=neutral,
PublicKeyToken=null","_id":null,"ShapeType":1,
"Title":null,"Description":null,"CustomIcon":null,
"CustomType":"Line","PhotoUrl":null,
"Points":[{"__type":"Ninemsn.Simba.WebControls.VE.LatLong,
Ninemsn.Simba.WebControls, Version=1.0.2708.32310, Culture=neutral,
PublicKeyToken=null","Latitude"
:-33.8479105875013,"Longitude":151.211593151093},
{"__type":"Ninemsn.Simba.WebControls.VE.LatLong,
Ninemsn.Simba.WebControls, Version=1.0.2708.32310, Culture=neutral,
PublicKeyToken=null","Latitude":
-33.8460304508373,"Longitude":151.211292743683},
or, if you preferred:
value="[
{"Title":"Edit Layer"
,"Points":[
{"Latitude":-33.8479105875013,"Longitude":151.211593151093}
,{"Latitude":-33.8460304508373,"Longitude":151.211292743683}
,{"Latitude":-33.8450770007942,"Longitude":151.211131811142}
Okay okay, I'm being harsh - maybe it's generated output from astoria - but the maps are slow to navigate. I wonder how the sponsor "Kellogg's Special K" feels about it - maybe they should go back to ninemsn to get it sped up (and maybe the map resized?)

Road view - big jump!Satellite view - big jump!

It's certainly no "RaceReplay" :)

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