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Web Mapping Part One—Google Maps TutorialThe New York Web Standards Meetup Group24 January 2008



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What You Need to Know

  • Required:

    • HTML

    • CSS

    • JavaScript

    • Google Maps API

  • Optional:

    • Server-side language (PHP, ASP, ColdFusion)

  • If you do not know the above, there’s still hope:

    • Wayfaring

    • Platial

      Google Maps API Demo 1

Web Mapping Part One—Google Maps Tutorial •The New York Web Standards Meetup Group / 24 January 2008


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Acquire a Google Maps API Key

  • http://code.google.com/apis/maps/signup.html

  • Simple and free, but do read the agreement. Highlights:

    • There is no limit on the number of page views you may generate per day using the Maps API.

    • There is a limit of 15,000 geocode requests per day per Maps API key.

    • The Maps API does not include advertising.

    • Your service must be freely accessible to end users.

    • You may not alter or obscure the logos or attribution on the map.

    • Review the documentation (links at the end of this presentation)

Web Mapping Part One—Google Maps Tutorial •The New York Web Standards Meetup Group / 24 January 2008


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Tutorial

  • The rest of the Google Maps 101 presentation takes place online: http://themechanism.com/demo/gmaps/two.htm

Web Mapping Part One—Google Maps Tutorial •The New York Web Standards Meetup Group / 24 January 2008



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Google Maps API Libraries

  • GMaps Utility Library—Open source project to be a central repository of utility libraries that can be used with the Google Maps API.

    • MarkerManager

    • DragZoomControl (demo)

    • LabeledMarker

    • ExtMapTypeControl

    • ExtInfoWindow

  • QMaps—Can be used to create very sophisticated editors.

    • Built on Prototype and script.aculo.us, so a favorite of mine.

  • Mapstraction—Mapstraction is a library that provides a common API for various JavaScript mapping APIs to enable switching from one to another as smoothly as possible.

    • Haven't used this yet, but intrigued. Concerned about possible performance implications.

Web Mapping Part One—Google Maps Tutorial •The New York Web Standards Meetup Group / 24 January 2008


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Google Maps API Libraries (continued)

  • VGMap—Vector overlays in Flash.

    • Another one that looks quite interesting, but I haven't worked with.

    • Doesn't appear to have changed in two–three years

  • XMaps—A Google Maps API extension: add filled polygons, put text along a polyline, create circles, add overlays faster, create custom icons and markers

    • Used a long time ago—not sure of its current state of development

  • GoogleMapAPI—A PHP library to generate maps.

    • Yet another one I haven't used.

  • G Map—Google Map Flash 8 component

    • Nice way to embed a dynamic map within a Flash app. Used this one once for a demo

Web Mapping Part One—Google Maps Tutorial •The New York Web Standards Meetup Group / 24 January 2008


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Books

Beginning Google Maps Applications with PHP and Ajax: From Novice to Professional by Michael Purvis, Jeffrey Sambells, and Cameron Turner

Web Mapping Part One—Google Maps Tutorial •The New York Web Standards Meetup Group / 24 January 2008


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Websites/Blogs

  • Google Maps API Developer Guide

  • Google Maps API Reference

  • Official Google Maps API Blog—Latest updates to the API

  • Google Maps API Group—Official group to dicuss API usage

  • GMaps Utility Library—Open source project to be a central repository of utility libraries that can be used with the Google Maps API

  • Google Maps API Tutorial—Series of tutorials by Mike ???

  • Google Maps Mania—An unofficial blog tracking mashups and tools built on the API

Web Mapping Part One—Google Maps Tutorial •The New York Web Standards Meetup Group / 24 January 2008