A map with the most recent Streetview capture dates per street: the PHP and SQL scripts I use

THIS BLOGPOST WAS UPDATED ON DECEMBER 29, 2020, BECAUSE THE OLD API DIDN’T WORK ANYMORE. FROM NOW ON AN OFFICIAL GOOGLE API CAN BE USED. CHANGES WERE MARKED IN RED ON DECEMBER 29, 2020.

A couple of years ago I wrote a blog post about my way of creating overview maps of the availability of the most recent Google Streetview images per municipality. I still do these checks these days for Antwerp, Kontich and Edegem, so that way I always have up-to-date information about the availability of these images. Recently I got the asked (in Dutch) to share my scripts I use for this task. I wanted to do so, but these PHP scripts I use, were a bit messy, because I was the only one using them. That’s why I updated them a little, so they can be used by more people.

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Two styles added to my Geometry Generator examples

I have added two new styles to my QGIS Geometry Generator examples:

  • Graph charts with labels: This style creates a bar chart with two bars for each point and adds a label with the value for each bar above the bar, similar like graph charts in spreadsheets.
  • Chaos lines: If you prefer your maps chaotic, this is your style. The example creates a curly line between the center of your screen and each point.

The examples (including data, project files and QML files) can be found on https://gitlab.com/GIS-projects/qgis-geometry-generator-examples/.

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