For my A-Level Computing project I require the use of distancing two postcodes from one another, in my Estate Agency program. The only method I could think of was a way in which you entered the location and then the program would use google maps to get directions from the entered postcode to the one stored in a record. It would then list the times taken for the travel and sort them accordingly. Does anyone have any other idea in which I could do this, or code for such a method.
Also another feature I would like is for the user to input the postcode and the address to automatically pop up. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance
Well, while I cant help you with exactly what you are asking for, I can show you how to "talk" to Google Maps (in a most simple fashion). What you want to do may require an SDK to get a little deeper into Google Maps.
Showing a Google Map from an Address
HomeAddress.Text = something like
125 Main Road
NOTE: I am talking to Google Maps AU (Australia)
Private Sub cmdMap1_Click()
Dim SearchTerm As String
Dim URL As String
SearchTerm = Replace(HomeAddress.Text, vbCrLf, " ")
URL = ("http://maps.google.com.au/maps?q=" & SearchTerm) 'URLEncode(SearchTerm))
ShellExecute Me.hwnd, "Open", URL, vbNullString, "C:\", 1