min aksan

May 9, 2019, 10:32:31 AM5/9/19
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Hello guys, I'm quite new to MIT and have been working on a school FYP project. My project needs to built an app where I can access multiple locations data(latitude & longitude) from Firebase and point all the locations on maps with a traced route. Just like those kind of running apps where you can see the route that you have taken. I just want to know if it's possible by using this platform? 


May 9, 2019, 11:11:50 AM5/9/19
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Certainly something similar to what you want to do plotting a route is possible.

Use the WebViewer and the Google Static Map API to plot the route using            https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/maps-static/intro#quick_example  and  https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/maps-static/dev-guide  (which shows how to use Path Points to plot a trak).


Use the MIT Map component  as shown in the National Park tutorial to plot multiple locations at run time and use the LineString to plot a trak.

App Inventor 2 developers use the FirebaseDB experimental control to store and download from Tags; these can be used to populate locations etc. on either a Google Static Map (which uses Google Map map tiles to display)  or the Map component (which uses OpenStreetMap map tiles to display).

Is this what you wanted to know?

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