Practical Google Maps Mashups With Google Mapplets, Geo Rss And Kml
Author: Michael Young, Michael Purvis
Release Date: September 01, 2008
Have a Google Maps mashup that you'd like to expose to millions of users on maps.google.com? New to the mapping craze, but have an idea for a killer map-based application? Practical Google Maps Mashups with Google Mapplets, GeoRSS, and KML Is the first book to cover Google's new Mapplet technology Shows you how to create Google Maps-based applications and publish to maps.google.com Is a single-source resource and practical guide to Mapplets and mashups Teaches you how to mash up Mapplets using location-specific data Includes examples of real-world applications
What you'll learn
Readers will be taken through the process of building a mashup of multiple data sources and APIs, using Tourfilter's concert and event data to map concerts and venue information happening nearby. The Google Mapplets API will be covered, showing readers how to do such things as annotate maps with markers and respond to user events. The basics of data feeds and formats, APIs, and caching are covered as well. Who is this book for?
This book is aimed at developers looking to explore Google's new Mapplet technology. The book will be a great resource for those just getting into Map-based applications and mashups, as well as for seasoned Maps developers looking to reach an extended audience with their mashups on maps.google.com.
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