Bring Maps to Slack!
Mapster is a helpful slack bot that knows all things map/GIS related. He'll try to show you maps ondemand, distance, directions, elevation/height, geocoding and even streetviews!
Example usage of Mapster:
@mapster map New York
@mapster distance New York | 40.714728,-73.998672
@mapster streetview 1 yonge st, Toronto
@mapster height of Mt Everest
@mapster geocode 40.714728,-73.998672
You will need a Google Maps API that has the following APIs enabled:
- Google Maps Distance Matrix API
- Google Maps Elevation API
- Google Maps Geocoding API
- Google Static Maps API
- Google Street View Image API
Get one via: https://console.developers.google.com/apis/
And of course you'll need a slack token, you can get one via: https://my.slack.com/services/new/bot
Simply run the following command:
slack_token=SLACK_TOKEN_HERE gmaps_token=GOOGLE_MAPS_TOKEN_HERE node mapster_slack_bot.js
Then head over to your channel to see the bot become alive. Simply invite him or mention.