So I was linked over to the FBS Google map recently, which pinpoints each Division I-A program and maps each conference's sphere of influence. (Type "NCAA FBS Schools" into Google maps and it will come up.)
I was thinking about an idea to map each week's games onto a Google map automatically - then one who loves maps and geography (like myself)
Our Fearless Leader isn't hip with the Google APIs and he has plenty to work on with the blog content anyway, so I am asking the board: anybody with mad computer skilz have any idea how to do this? The script/tool would have to:
-Read the game info (teams, location and time etc) from a schedule/manifest
-Generate map points for each game
-Possibly modify the flag shapes/colors on the fly. There could be color-coding for start time and whether the game had kicked off or gone final.
I'd be happy to take a stab at this if someone has an idea how to get started. I have software engineering experience but I'm just not sure where to begin.