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Google Maps API (2nd edition): Adding Where to Your Applications


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Google Maps API (2nd edition)

Adding Where to Your Applications


This is the second edition of this Friday, which has been rewritten to use the Google Maps V2 API.

About this Title

Pages: 83
Published: 2006-05-01
Release: P2.0 (2006-05-18)
ISBN: friday

Google maps isn’t just useful when you’re looking for the nearest pizza parlor. You can also integrate Google Maps capabilities into your own applications. Draw maps, add annotates and routes, and geocode your data: it’s all in this concise guide.

Contents & Extracts

  • Google Maps
  • For Those in a Hurry…. Getting basic Google Map windows up and running.
  • The Excruciating Details. Core objects, map controls, user data, evens, AJAX, and documentation.
  • Core Objects. The low-level objects that define your interactions: GMap, GPoint, GSize, and GBounds.
  • Map Control Objects. Panning, zooming, map types.
  • User Data Objects. Adding your own markers: GMarker, GIcon, Info Window, and GPolyline.
  • Events. Adding interaction to your maps: GEvent, GBrowserIsCompatible, GMap Events, GMarker Events, Examples.
  • AJAX. DHTML and AJAX, GXmlHttp, Geocoder Web Services, Example.
  • Where do we go from here?


Scott Davis is a senior software engineer at OpenLogic. He is passionate about open source solutions and agile development. He has worked on a variety of Java platforms, from J2EE to J2SE to J2ME (sometimes all on the same project).

Scott is a frequent presenter at national conferences (such as No Fluff, Just Stuff) and local user groups. He was the president of the Denver Java Users Group in 2003 when it was voted one of the top-ten JUGs in North America. After a quick move north, he is currently active in the leadership of the Boulder Java Users Group. Keep up with him at