Thursday, July 19, 2007

Custom maps with PowerGadgets

PowerGadgets' out-map cmdlet allows you to create your own "maps" to visually represent data.  I've blogged before about how I used a view of a World map to represent some data.

Following a PowerGadgets team blog entry, I've decided to play with a traffic light type of map to address a feature request from several months back in the PowerGadgets community forums.

So here you have a very basic traffic light gadget:

Unfortunately, using a true circle is not supported, so creating a square/rectangular light is the path I took.

The possibilities of using PowerGadgets for visualizing custom data are almost limitless.  Check out this out-map view of an airplane!.