Representing Uploads Visually

Published 30th March 2011

A while ago I was inspired by a featured included in Courier for Mac which displays file uploads visually using a map. When files are uploaded their physical location (your computer) and their destination (the server) are displayed on the map and a progress line shows the transfer between the two.

Well today I’ve created the same thing using a bit of PHP and the Google Maps API. See it in action. It doesn’t handle real uploads, it’s just the implementation of the idea of visually representing uploads on a map.

I’ll maybe do a post at a later date about how I did it. Until then, let me know what you think.