During the summer of 2006 (difficult to believe that it’s been six years already!) I took a PHP and MySQL class, and during that class I created the structure and initial programming of the www.glassblower.info super-search database at http://www.glassblower.info/super-search.html which I visualized as a Glassblowing School/Class/Studio/Artist Geographical Search tool with 32 search criteria.
Today that database has grown to over 400 entities, in all 50 US states (plus PR and DC) and 20 countries!
Planning a trip? Take a look to see who is in the area you will be visiting…
One of my goals was not only to provide a deep database with contact information, textual information, and images, but also to integrate with the Google Maps API (to make driving to visit that much easier).
Recently I used another tool, the Google Chart Tools to create a dashboard to visually show a summary of the www.glassblower.info super-search database.
Below are the four contemporaneous dashboard charts as of July 15, 2012:
If you know of any other schools, studios, artists, galleries, etc. who would benefit from being added to the super-search database, please visit the Add-My-Studio web page here.